Musicals

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 | 1 Reply 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
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★★☆    Frantic energy:

Captivate Theatre capture the magic of Oliver! Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, transforming the Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre into the hustle of London.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

★★★★☆    Spellbinding:

Apphia Campbell triumphs in Black is the Color of My Voice at Gilded Balloon Teviot. A riveting show inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone and featuring songs such as I Put a Spell On You and Feeling Good.

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Woke

Woke

★★★★☆    Mesmerising:

Returning to the fringe for just six performances at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Apphia Campbell’s Woke is a powerful one woman show that tells the story of two women 42 years apart.

August 24, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

★★★★★  Spell-tastic

Phylactery, cystitis, and Mexican are some of the words the contestants of have to spell in Room 29 Theatre’s hilarious production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

★★★☆☆    Folie á deux

Thistle N’ Thorn productions has brought Frank Wildhorn’s musical theatre take on the iconic tale of outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde, to the Sweet Grassmarket this fringe.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Man’s A Man

A Man’s A Man

★★★★☆    Moving and fun:

Robert Burns’ poetry has an inherent melodic quality of its own and staging a full-length musical on his life and work seems like a natural progression.

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