Lesley Ward

Little Women

Little Women

★★★★☆ Wholesome entertainment:

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women gets a sensitive and thoroughly entertaining musical theatre adaptation at the Assembly Roxy from new Edinburgh amateur company Shoots Theatre.

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★☆☆ Sunny intervals:
Tuneful and committed, Allegro’s production of Sunshine on Leith at the Church Hill is almost torpedoed by some peculiar staging choices.

October 19, 2016 | By | 5 Replies More
Stepping Out – The Musical

Stepping Out – The Musical

★★★☆☆ Crisp:
Delicate touches and gutsy performances allow the Twilighters to rise above Stepping Out – The Musical’s shortcomings in their inaugural production.

May 12, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Proof

Proof

★★★☆☆ Elegant theory:
There’s a marvellous sense of realism to Blackout Production’s first foray into straight theatre, with a short run of David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof at St Brides to Friday.

September 25, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Proof lifts blackout

Proof lifts blackout

Blackout back, with Auburn’s Proof:
Amateur company Blackout Productions return to the Edinburgh stage for their second production when they bring Proof to the St Bride’s centre.

September 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Blackout Productions make a solid debut with a musically crisp and theatrically entertaining production of Tony award-winner the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, at the St Brides Centre to Saturday.

October 2, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Smooth and Saxy

Review – Smooth and Saxy

It’s a bijou night out at the Queen Charlotte Rooms this week, where local big stage musical specialists, Tempo, are putting on a smooching cabaret-style affair in the upper room as part of the Leith Festival.

June 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – MacPherson’s Rant

Review – MacPherson’s Rant

New musical hits the the high notes:

Bold, earthy and playing heavily on its roots, John Ward’s brand spanking new musical, MacPherson’s Rant, received its world premier in an amateur production up at the Church Hill Theatre last night.

October 21, 2009 | By | Reply More