Musicals

Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

★★★☆☆ Festive:

The touring version of Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a suitably frothy confection for the upcoming festivities; not particularly full of nutrition but oddly irresistible all the same.

November 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
A West End Winter Wonderland

A West End Winter Wonderland

★★★★★    Christmas Cracker:

Christmas came early in aid of a great cause at St Giles’ Cathedral on Friday night.

November 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

★★★★☆  Packs ambition:

There’s enough ambition delivered with sustained ability to get the blood pumpin’ in the touring production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical, which is at the Playhouse through to Saturday.

November 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cabaret

Cabaret

★★★★☆  Have a Kit Kat (Klub):

Emotional truth and powerful staging make Bill Kenwright Productions’ touring version of Cabaret at the Festival Theatre to Saturday nigh unmissable.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

★★★★☆ Up-standing:

As the political stew bubbles over the edges of the Westminster cauldron, Allegro’s big and bold production of Made in Dagenham reminds us of a time when politics was a lot more simple – and the issues were even more fundamental.

October 31, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Footloose for Playhouse

Footloose for Playhouse

Gareth Gates to star in UK Tour:

Gareth Gates is to star in the 2020 UK tour of Footloose The Musical, coming to the Playhouse in July and on to the Glasgow King’s in August.

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The King and I

The King and I

★★★★★  Fit for a King:

Shall we dance? You’ll certainly be singing the praises of this Broadway production of  The King and I as it lights up the Playhouse stage.

October 19, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Annie

Annie

★★★☆☆ Optimistic:

The sun, as always, is coming out tomorrow in Annie, but in this touring production at the Playhouse to Saturday, the orphan’s optimism is more dearly bought than it might be.

October 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mamma  Mia!

Mamma Mia!

★★★★☆ Take a chance:

It’s not just one of us who was pleased to have Mamma Mia! back on the Edinburgh Playhouse stage – an air of expectation and excitement filled the entire auditorium for Friday’s show.

September 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆      Creative direction:

Captivate Theatre rock Jesus Christ Superstar at the Rose Theatre, spotlighting some spectacular performers from the Edinburgh’s amateur theatrical scene.

August 26, 2019 | By | Reply More