Musicals

Sunshine At The Rose

Sunshine At The Rose

★★★☆☆  Showstopper overload:
Sunshine At The Rose, a collection of songs from musical theatre featuring some of Captivate’s most accomplished performers, is a spirited and melodic entertainment that shows you can have too much of a good thing.

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

★★★★☆   Bloodily brilliant:
The dark streets of Victorian London come to life in this thrilling production of Sweeney Todd by Captivate Theatre.

August 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Into The Woods

Into The Woods

★★★★☆   Magical:
Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods – on at Assembly Hall until August 27 – is given an enchanting and stylish treatment by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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From Broadway to Hollywood

From Broadway to Hollywood

★★★☆☆  Hearing impaired:
A few minutes into this concert by The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company at St Cuthbert’s Church I wanted to walk out. But I wanted to take the singers and musicians with me.

August 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★☆☆  Energetic:
Sister Act, Edinburgh University Footlights’ first Fringe show in 20 years, overcomes some glitches in its staging to entertain successfully.

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
It Shoulda Been You

It Shoulda Been You

★★★★☆    Light-hearted and melodic:
Flying along with tuneful purpose, It Shoulda Been You, Room 29’s debut production at theSpace on Jeffrey Street, is a definite hit.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mack The Knife

Mack The Knife

★★★☆☆       Knife-edge noir:
Exuding menace and evoking smoky nightclubs, Black Bat’s Mack The Knife at the Bourbon in the Free Fringe has some odd moments but ultimately impresses.

August 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Company

Company

★★★★★    Side by Side by Eusog:
The ups and downs of Seventies singledom in New York in Stephen Sondheim’s Company make for an unmissable Fringe show for aficionados of musicals at Paradise in Augustine’s.

August 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

★★★☆☆  The very definition of Bless
Good Grief, Peanuts comes to life at theSpace on Niddry St in a fun production of Clark Gesner’s sixties musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, that could be a little sharper.

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★★☆  Marvellous:
Bringing Oliver! back to the Fringe at the Rose Theatre, Captivate Theatre brilliantly capture the drama and comedy of the classic musical.

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More