National Theatre of Scotland

Burn (EIF)

Burn (EIF)

★★★★☆ Fiery

Burn, Alan Cumming’s solo dance-theatre interpretation of Robert Burns in the International Festival at the King’s, has a definite spark of passion.

August 8, 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
Listings: Mon 11 – Sun 17 April 2022

Listings: Mon 11 – Sun 17 April 2022

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages This Week…

All Edinburgh’s major stages are in use this week with some brilliant productions on offer from the NTS at the King’s, Giles Terera at the Lyceum, the Goes Wrong stable at the Festival, Vanishing Point at Traverse (where PPP is in its final week) and the second week of Dreamgirls at Playhouse.

April 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Live at Leith Theatre

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Live at Leith Theatre

★★★☆☆  Mixed bag

There is much to recommend in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Live at Leith Theatre, which is due to be live-streamed into cinemas on Sunday 27 with as-live screenings on March 6.

February 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Listings: Mon 21 – Sun 27 February 2022

Listings: Mon 21 – Sun 27 February 2022

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week

Damn it, Janet, the Rocky Horror Show is back in town – again – and this time it’s Ore Oduba in the hot seat as Brad Majors.

February 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
NTS go hybrid in Leith

NTS go hybrid in Leith

Hybrid Jekyll and Hyde for Leith Theatre

A hybrid production of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is to be staged by the National Theatre of Scotland in Leith Theatre in February 2022, with live-streaming to cinemas and an edited version on Sky Arts in 2023.

December 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Enemy

The Enemy

★★★☆☆ Fussy

The Enemy, Kieran Hurley’s updating of Ibsen for The National Theatre of Scotland at the King’s this week, is an uneven proposition. Much of the production is timely and compelling, and the acting is excellent, but other elements cohere less convincingly.

October 21, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
It’s James IV!

It’s James IV!

Rona Munro revisits and extends James Plays

Rona Munro is to return to the Kings James for her next play, James IV – Queen of the Fight, which will premiere at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in the autumn of 2022 before touring Scotland.

June 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
EIF Indoors & Out

EIF Indoors & Out

EIF 2021 programme announced

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its full programme of events for 2021, which will include theatre at the Traverse and Lyceum, opera at the Festival Theatre and a free opening event at the Botanics.

June 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

★★★☆☆Festive fun:

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Rapunzel is full of enjoyment and impressive performances. Although it never quite stakes its claim as a compelling work in its own right, there is plenty to satisfy those missing their annual helping of seasonal entertainment.

December 22, 2020 | By | Reply More