Musicals

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★ Just go!

The West End hits central Edinburgh this week, as Cole Porter’s seaborne musical Anything Goes sails into the Festival Theatre for a very limited run until this Sunday.

May 12, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆ Melodic

The steeply-raked seats of the Brunton are alive with the Sound of Music this week as Musselburgh Amateur Musicals Association bring the singing Von Trapp family to Musselburgh.

May 2, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

★★★★★ Gloriously ebullient

They have turned the tap full on at the Festival Theatre this week, for the return of Jonathan Church’s phenomenal production of Singin’ in the Rain, adapted from the classic MGM movie.

April 28, 2022 | By | Reply More
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

★★★★★   Find your joy

With a title like Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, it’s unsurprising that the first night King’s audience for this touring production was mainly female.

April 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

★★★☆☆ Strong performances

Edinburgh Music Theatre’s post-pandemic return at the Church Hill Theatre is The Drowsy Chaperone, a show which began life as a collection of songs presented to comedian and writer Bob Martin and his fiancée as a wedding present.

April 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
FCT Picks Oliver!

FCT Picks Oliver!

Forth Children’s Theatre picks a pocket of Oliver! for return

Forth Children’s Theatre returns to live this week with a new production of Oliver!, playing the Edinburgh Tabernacle at Inverleith Gardens from Wednesday through to Saturday 23 April 2022.

April 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
Orphans

Orphans

★★★☆☆ Raucous

Full of comic bravado, the National Theatre of Scotland’s long-delayed musical adaptation of Orphans at the King’s is an attractive but unwieldy beast.

April 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

★★★★☆ A beauty

Clever staging and a spot-on cast of actor-musicians bring director Nikolai Foster’s slick new production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to life on the Festival Theatre stage this week.

April 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

★★★★☆   Enduring success

The plot of Dreamgirls, which arrives that the Playhouse for an extended fortnight run until April 16, could be an instruction manual for music moguls.

April 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

★★★☆☆ Swamptastic

Just 904 days after its first rehearsal, the Bohemians Lyric Opera Company’s production of Shrek the Musical arrives on the King’s stage, battered by Covid in more ways than one, but brave and unbowed none-the-less.

March 18, 2022 | By | Reply More