Martin Gray

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Santa… claws?

A splendid script and pitch perfect performances make a tale as old as time feel as fresh as a daisy at Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

★★★★★ Oh Carole:

Beautiful, the musical life story of a pop legend Carole King makes for perfect entertainment at the Playhouse all week until Saturday.

November 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tango Moderno

Tango Moderno

★★★★☆ Someone’s been tangoed:
There’s a hitch at Tango Moderno, the latest Playhouse dance extravaganza which is playing to Saturday – but there are no missteps.

November 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dames at Sea

Dames at Sea

★★★★☆ Sea swell:
Chorus girls and sailor boys fill St Stephen’s Stockbridge as MGA’s winter season of shows continues with graduating Musical Theatre course students.

November 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Real Thing

The Real Thing

★★★☆☆   Stoppard the play, I want to get off:

It’s love among the middle classes at the King’s this week as Laurence Fox stars in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing.

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
From Broadway to Hollywood

From Broadway to Hollywood

★★★☆☆  Hearing impaired:
A few minutes into this concert by The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company at St Cuthbert’s Church I wanted to walk out. But I wanted to take the singers and musicians with me.

August 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Atlantic Double Bill

Atlantic Double Bill

★★★★☆ Ambitious
★★★☆☆ Ambitious with a different accent
Here’s something unique at the Assembly Hall, two new musicals by groups in the UK and US, linked across the Atlantic by the theme of posing the same question.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Desperation Bingo

Desperation Bingo

★★★☆☆    Not quite clickety-clicking:
There’s silliness with a social conscience at Creative Electric’s bingo-based show, Desperation Bingo, at the Biscuit Factory.

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Company

Company

★★★★★    Side by Side by Eusog:
The ups and downs of Seventies singledom in New York in Stephen Sondheim’s Company make for an unmissable Fringe show for aficionados of musicals at Paradise in Augustine’s.

August 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

★★★☆☆  The very definition of Bless
Good Grief, Peanuts comes to life at theSpace on Niddry St in a fun production of Clark Gesner’s sixties musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, that could be a little sharper.

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More