Review

The Last Bordello

The Last Bordello

★★★★☆   Sharp:

There is nothing straightforward about David Leddy’s The Last Bordello for his Fire Exit company, which is at the Traverse to Saturday.

February 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

★★★★☆   Timeless classic:

It may be a cliché, but Edinburgh is definitely “alive with the Sound of Music” once again as the classic musical returns to the Playhouse.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Weir

The Weir

★★★☆☆ Ghosts – and scarier:

An evening of tall tales puts a spotlight on the human heart as the King’s presents Conor McPherson’s modern Irish classic, The Weir.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

★★★☆☆ Emotionally charged:

There’s strong wit and a spark of real anger to Blackout Productions’ take on Steel Magnolias at the Magnusson Centre in the Edinburgh Academy to Saturday.

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Showtime from the Frontline

Showtime from the Frontline

★★★★★ Popular and political:

What happens when a comedian runs a comedy club in one of the most violently repressed areas of the world? Showtime from the Frontline sounds like it should be a recipe for disaster.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Match Box

The Match Box

★★★☆☆ Slow burn:
Matches are resolutely old-school and capable of being taken for granted, but are just as capable of flaring into life as they always were. Which is pretty much the case with Firebrand’s The Match Box, at the Traverse until Saturday.

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fame – The Musical

Fame – The Musical

★★★☆☆ Delivers on flair:

There is plenty of talent, both on stage and off, in the Edinburgh University Footlights production of Fame – The Musical, up at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday.

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tom at the Farm

Tom at the Farm

★★★★☆ Compelling:

The energy and commitment of Tom at the Farm at the Bedlam are more than enough to overcome some less convincing moments and provide a compellingly dark spectacle.

February 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

February 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Song of the Goat & Plastic Heroes

Song of the Goat & Plastic Heroes

★★★☆☆ Charmingly cartoonish & ★★★★☆ Playful:

Manipulate Festival is back and its performance side got off to a smashing start on Monday with two hugely inventive and darkly comic shows which both use toys as puppets.

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More