Paradise in Augustines

Don’t Frighten the Straights

Don’t Frighten the Straights

★★★☆☆      Homo-ironic storytelling:

Turan Ali is a great storyteller. Maybe too good – when he told his partner that he wanted to do a show about ʻwhat gay men really get up toʼ, the reply was, well, Don’t frighten the straights…

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

★★★★★  Spell-tastic

Phylactery, cystitis, and Mexican are some of the words the contestants of have to spell in Room 29 Theatre’s hilarious production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

August 16, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Number, Please

Number, Please

★★★★☆ Pleasingly farcical:

Number, Please by Paprichoo at Paradise in Augustines leaves no stone unturned in its pursuit of comedy.

August 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

★★★★★ Spookily entertaining:

Spooky, funny and entertaining, Bare Productions have brought back to life one of the most dysfunctional family’s in the world in the kooky Addams Family musical at this year’s Fringe.

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Where Do Fairies Come From?

Where Do Fairies Come From?

★★★☆☆     Fun fairy facts:

There is a relaxed and welcoming air to Where Do Fairies Come From? at Paradise in Augustines that makes for an ideal morning’s entertainment.

August 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ganymede

Ganymede

★★★☆☆ Timely reworking:

Ganymede, TypeCast Productions’ reworking of Shakespeare at Paradise in Augustines, is an intriguing production that uses the spirit of the Bard to cast light on contemporary concerns.

August 20, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

★★★★☆   Shout out:

Edinburgh University Savoy Group bring out the comedy in a rousing take on parody musical-within-a-musical The Drowsy Chaperone at Paradise in Augustines.

August 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

★★★★☆   Fun from the Peanuts gallery:

A classic family musical is revived by a capital company at Paradise in Augustines, as newcomers Bare Productions take on You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

August 7, 2018 | By | 7 Replies More
Arbery seek AD & SM for EdFringe 2018

Arbery seek AD & SM for EdFringe 2018

Assistant director and stage manager wanted for Fringe:

Edinburgh-based Arbery Productions has put out an open call to fill the assistant director and stage manager posts on its two EdFringe 2018 productions.

November 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer

★★★★☆   What larks:
For careful execution and straightforward fun, it is difficult to imagine many recent productions of Gilbert and Sullivan have beaten Cat-Like Tread’s The Sorcerer at Paradise in Augustines.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More