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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Satisfying:

There is a warmth and sense of tradition to Jack and the Beanstalk at the Church Hill Theatre that makes it an extremely attractive proposition.

December 17, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
EPT’s windy bottom

EPT’s windy bottom

Has beans not has-beens in Panto land:

Edinburgh People’s Theatre doesn’t give a hill of beans for modern turns on panto tradition, just the usual bag of magic ones, as the company prepares the Church Hill Theatre for Jack and the Beanstalk, its 66th consecutive pantomime.

December 13, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Wedding Fever

Wedding Fever

★★★★☆  Cavalcade of laughs:
Huge fun and some genuinely good comic acting are to be found in Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Wedding Fever.

August 9, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Charming:
Music, dance, fun, bizarre cross-dressing and genuine enjoyment are all in evidence in Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Cinderella at the Church Hill. In other words, it is a proper old-fashioned pantomime – and a very good one too.

December 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Fairmer Wants A Wife

The Fairmer Wants A Wife

✭✭✭✭✩ Warm and funny:
There is nothing remotely groundbreaking about EPT’s The Fairmer Wants A Wife at Mayfield Church. What is provided is a thoroughly enjoyable, very well presented piece of Scottish comedy.

August 15, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

✭✭✭✩✩ Pure panto:
Big on audience participation and packed with boldly bad jokes, Edinburgh Peoples Theatre version of Dick Whittington at the Church Hill Theatre to Sunday 28, will delight fans of real pantomime.

December 19, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Dick Barton – Special Agent

Dick Barton – Special Agent

✭✭✭✭✩ Spiffing entertainment

Knowingly amusing and reassuringly filthy, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Dick Barton – Special Agent provides a breathlessly diverting evening at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday.

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – The Sleeping Beauty

Review – The Sleeping Beauty

✭✭✭✩✩ Beautifully traditional
Cheerful, traditional and heart-warming, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of The Sleeping Beauty is a pantomime with the broadest possible appeal.

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Hatches, Matches and Dispatches

Review – Hatches, Matches and Dispatches

✭✭✭✩✩ Convincing comic revival:
Edinburgh People’s Theatre are celebrating an astonishing 56th year on the Fringe with this revival of Alan Cochrane’s Hatches, Matches and Dispatches, a Fringe First winner in 1998.

August 4, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Ne’er the Twain

Review – Ne’er the Twain

✭✭✭✩✩ Ever-bubbling:
Couthie comedy is given full and adequate reign in the Edinburgh People’s Theatre fast-moving production of Ne’er The Twain – set in a tenement flat on the Leith-Edinburgh border in October 1919.

August 9, 2012 | By | Reply More