Musicals

Hair – the Musical

Hair – the Musical

★★★★☆ Lets the sun shine:

Over 50 years on and the Age of Aquarius is still providing a relevant, controversial (in parts) and – eventually – thunderously entertaining piece of musical theatre in Hair, at the Playhouse to Saturday.

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana

★★★★☆ Camp and colourful:

Passports at the ready! It’s time to jet off to the Club Tropicana Hotel in this brand new jukebox musical which is touring to the Playhouse until Saturday.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Avenue Q

Avenue Q

★★★★☆ City slickest:

What if Sesame Street got real? If the lessons it taught weren’t aimed at kids, but young adults? What if decidedly Muppety creatures…. swore? Avenue Q at the King’s Theatre has the answers.

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

★★★☆☆    Tootin’ ‘n’ Shootin’:

There’s no shooting of vocal blanks from Encore and Musical Youth in this thoroughly entertaining and engaging production of Annie Get Your Gun at the Brunton through to Saturday.

May 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

★★★★★ Charity ball:

The minute you walk in the joint, you can see Sweet Charity at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday, is a show of distinction.

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Nights of Charity

Nights of Charity

Fosse goes forth:

Edinburgh Music Theatre is in a big spending mood this week, as it takes to the Church Hill Theatre stage with Sweet Charity, the musical made famous by choreographer and director Bob Fosse.

April 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Blitz!

Blitz!

★★★★☆  Explosive:

The Blitz spirit is alive and well and living in Musselburgh. More particularly, the Brunton Theatre, which is where you’ll find Lionel Bart’s unjustly forgotten follow-up to Oliver!, Blitz!.

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Iolanthe

Iolanthe

★★★☆☆    Concise:

There is a pleasing and playful lightness of tone to the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Iolanthe, which is at the Teviot Debating Hall until Saturday.

March 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Local Hero

Local Hero

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Local Hero, the Lyceum’s co-production with the Old Vic, has the authenticity and drive one would expect considering the source material, but fails to add much that is new.

March 24, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

★★★★☆ Hilariously entertaining:

It’s all big hair and eighties music as The Bohemians take us back to 1985 in their annual trip to the King’s with The Wedding Singer, playing until Saturday.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More