Review

The King and I

The King and I

★★★★★  Fit for a King:

Shall we dance? You’ll certainly be singing the praises of this Broadway production of  The King and I as it lights up the Playhouse stage.

October 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Night Watch

The Night Watch

★★★☆☆ Uneasy retelling:

The touring adaptation at the King’s of The Night Watch, the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters, has a great deal of emotional clarity, but little in the way of dramatic power.

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

★★★★☆    Worryingly compelling:

The revival of a much-garlanded take on J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls at the King’s is wonderfully staged, relevant and more than a little troubling.

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PPP: The Signalman

PPP: The Signalman

★★★★★  Riveting

There is a touch of horror to The Signalman, in which playwright Peter Arnott views the Tay Bridge disaster from the post of signalman Thomas Barclay, on duty at the south end of the bridge on the evening of Sunday December 28, 1879.

October 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Annie

Annie

★★★☆☆ Optimistic:

The sun, as always, is coming out tomorrow in Annie, but in this touring production at the Playhouse to Saturday, the orphan’s optimism is more dearly bought than it might be.

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A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

★★★☆☆  Curiosity value:

A Woman of No Importance, Classic Spring Company’s touring production at the King’s, is an accomplished piece of theatre whose stately nature contains little in the way of excitement.

October 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

★★★☆☆ Sweet:

Some outstanding performances overcome a series of gimmicky directorial choices in the UK National Theatre’s touring production of A Taste of Honey at the King’s.

September 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mamma  Mia!

Mamma Mia!

★★★★☆ Take a chance:

It’s not just one of us who was pleased to have Mamma Mia! back on the Edinburgh Playhouse stage – an air of expectation and excitement filled the entire auditorium for Friday’s show.

September 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Black Men Walking

Black Men Walking

★★★★☆     Poetic Journey:

There is a scope to Eclipse Theatre Company’s Black Men Walking that is truly impressive. And if its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, it is none the worse for it.

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Showcase 2019

Showcase 2019

★★★★☆  Melodic juggernaut:

Showcase 2019 at the Church Hill Theatre is an object lesson in how to ring the changes on a familiar formula and keep the result delightfully fresh.

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