Musicals

The Osmonds: A New Musical

The Osmonds: A New Musical

★★★★☆ I hear music

They were whipping out their Osmond fan club scarfs in the front row of the Festival Theatre on opening night of The Osmonds: A New Musical. It’s that sort of show.

September 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

★★★☆☆  Problematic

The juggernaut that is The Book of Mormon rolls into the Playhouse in all its filthy excess for an extended stay until Saturday 8 October, 2022.

September 15, 2022 | By | Reply More
School Days & Matilda Jr

School Days & Matilda Jr

School Days: ★★★★★     Outrageously good
Matilda Jr: ★★★☆☆      Rebellious

The LYAMC are back where they belong: on stage at the Church Hill Theatre in a double bill combining a portmanteau concert with the junior version of the musical of Roald Dhal’s Matilda.

September 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆ Big sings

Huge performances, memorable staging and a strong message make Southern Light’s 125th anniversary production, The Sound of Music at the Festival Theatre, a fabulous night out.

September 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee

★★★★☆ Satisfyingly goofy

In The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, at the RSE Theatre for the final two weeks of the Fringe, Happy Sad Productions attempt to make sense of this quirky musical based on that particularly American Institution – the spelling bee.

August 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

★★★☆☆  Subdued

Edinburgh Little Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening at the RSE Theatre showcases some talented performers, but lacks energy and passion.

August 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Bohemian Broadway 

A Bohemian Broadway 

★★★☆☆ Hits the right note

The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company is back for its traditional Fringe showcase, alighting on St Andrew’s and St George’s for two nights only with A Bohemian Broadway.

August 26, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Disney’s High School Musical on Stage!

Disney’s High School Musical on Stage!

★★★★☆  Class act

‘Get your head in the game!’ That’s the message of one of the big numbers in Disney’s much-loved High School Musical, and it’s certainly one the Kids From Musselburgh have taken on board.

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Sweet FA

Sweet FA

★★★★★ Sparkling

Sweet FA, This Is My Story’s tuneful evocation of women’s football during World War I, is back for a rematch at Tynecastle Park. It remains an inspiring and beautifully performed piece, which seems even more impressive and important at a second viewing.

August 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★★☆ Brilliant

Captivate Theatre’s production of Sunshine on Leith returns for a full run of the fringe at the Rose Theatre after last year’s sell-out run at the pop-up MultiStory venue

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