Matt McDonagh

Popstars The 90s Musical

Popstars The 90s Musical

★★★★☆ Well risen:

Light in substance and heavy on the cheese, Allegro’s production of Popstars the 90s Musical which is at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday feels more like a soufflé than a 90s jukebox musical.

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

★★★★☆ Frothy:

Southern Light Opera’s production of Hello, Dolly! at the King’s combines showbiz pizzazz with real emotion to great effect.

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Titanic

Titanic

★★★★☆ Huge:
Epic in sweep, thoroughly musical and breathtakingly staged, Southern Light Opera’s Titanic The Musical has some real drawbacks but provides marvellous entertainment overall.

February 22, 2017 | By | 2 Replies 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
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★☆ It’s the Top:
The SS American sets sail from the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh each night until Saturday with some colourful characters and a mischievous rogue or two on board.

April 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Loserville

Loserville

★★★☆☆ Energetic:
There is sufficient speed and energy to Allegro’s Loserville at the Church Hill to make for a satisfactory time, despite what can only be seen as the most unpromising source material.

October 21, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

★★★☆☆ On song:
Crisply led from the pit, Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association’s production of Guys and Dolls, at the Brunton until Saturday, swings in all the right places as it pushes the music to the fore.

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More