King’s Theatre

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

★★★★☆ Spectacular:

Goldilocks And The Three Bears, this year’s King’s pantomime, is an odd creation in many ways, but it retains enough of the tried and tested formulas to convince – to say nothing of good old-fashioned variety stardust.

December 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

★★★★☆  Feast of dance:

The lungs and the legs of the over 100 main cast of the Edinburgh Gang Show are made to work overtime in this year’s show, at the King’s to Saturday, which is a veritable cornucopia of song and dance.

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Six Decades of Neckies

Six Decades of Neckies

Gang Show Goes 60:

This coming Tuesday, 19 November 2019, the Edinburgh Gang Show will open its sixtieth production, having first hit the King’s stage on Monday November 14 1960.

November 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
New boss for Capital Theatres

New boss for Capital Theatres

Fiona Gibson to replace Duncan Hendry:

Fiona Gibson, currently CEO of Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse Theatres has been announced as the new CEO of Capital Theatres, the charitable trust that runs Edinburgh’s Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio.

November 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Exorcist

The Exorcist

★★☆☆☆    Unholy error:

If the Devil truly is in the details then the Devil is sadly absent from this curiously flat adaptation of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty’s classic novel of demonic possession at the King’s to Saturday.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

★★☆☆☆    Not chilling:

Confused in its execution, Selladoor’s touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers little in the way of pre-Hallowe’en excitement.

October 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Night Watch

The Night Watch

★★★☆☆ Uneasy retelling:

The touring adaptation at the King’s of The Night Watch, the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters, has a great deal of emotional clarity, but little in the way of dramatic power.

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

★★★★☆    Worryingly compelling:

The revival of a much-garlanded take on J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls at the King’s is wonderfully staged, relevant and more than a little troubling.

October 9, 2019 | By | 4 Replies More
A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

★★★☆☆  Curiosity value:

A Woman of No Importance, Classic Spring Company’s touring production at the King’s, is an accomplished piece of theatre whose stately nature contains little in the way of excitement.

October 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

★★★☆☆ Sweet:

Some outstanding performances overcome a series of gimmicky directorial choices in the UK National Theatre’s touring production of A Taste of Honey at the King’s.

September 25, 2019 | By | Reply More