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Remembering Andy Gray

Remembering Andy Gray

Memories of the comic genius who was Andy Gray

The news of Andy Gray’s death over the weekend has prompted an outpouring of sorrow, all the more heartfelt because the memories of those who knew him are so joyful.

January 18, 2021 | By | 4 Replies 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
Rapunzel: The Pantomime

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

★★★★★  Towering achievement

The Brunton’s panto is a little different this year – Oh yes it is! Covid means the Brunton’s 2020 offering was filmed, with smaller audiences able to watch Rapunzel in the venue’s cinema. As it turned out, tier changes meant that plan was abandoned, but a web link ensures kids of all ages don’t have to miss out.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
12Ks of Xmas for Sick Kids

12Ks of Xmas for Sick Kids

Panto stars stage charity walk for Sick Kids

A dozen Edinburgh-based panto stars are swapping their spectacular walk downs for a 12K sponsored walk for the Sick Kids in this year of no live pantomimes.

December 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Brunton Postpones Panto

Brunton Postpones Panto

Aladdin takes magic carpet to 2021:

The Brunton Theatre has announced that its planned 2020 pantomime, Aladdin, will now take place in 2021 due to social distancing measures because of Covid-19.

August 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
King’s Panto cancelled

King’s Panto cancelled

Beauty sleeps on until 2021:

The Edinburgh King’s has announced that this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, has been postponed until 2021, with all performances this year cancelled.

August 5, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
Aladdin

Aladdin

★★★★☆    Magical:

Aladdin is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s 67th consecutive pantomime but there is nothing tired about it. There may be baggy elements, but these are more than overcome by attention to comic detail, awareness of what really makes a panto and sheer good fun.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Creeping Beauty

Creeping Beauty

★★★★☆  Fairy dust:

In the midst of panto season, Edinburgh’s Pretty Knickers grassroots company get their mitts on the genre, give it a twist the traditionals and plump it slap back down in the 21st century as Creeping Beauty.

December 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

★★★☆☆  Comedy overshadows pathos:

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, the Lyceum’s Christmas re-invention of Dickens, is a full-on comic display that is undoubtedly pleasing despite apparently missing some important points.

November 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆  Oh yes it is…. Terrific!

It’s Cinderella with a touch of The Greatest Showman at this year’s fun-filled Brunton-produced panto, running through the festive season until January.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More