Review

Leithers Live – the Custom House Play

Leithers Live – the Custom House Play

★★★★☆ Intriguing

The Citadel Arts Group sketch out the history Leith as seen through the women folk of one family in this clever piece of promenade drama which plays through the rooms of the Leith Custom House for four performances only.

June 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
Laurel & Hardy

Laurel & Hardy

★★★★☆ Skilfully hilarious

There is a deeply felt element to Laurel & Hardy at the Lyceum, that enhances the hilarity on display in note-perfect recreations of classic comedy.

June 8, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★☆☆ Sunshine and showers

With the Edinburgh King’s set to bring down the curtain for a refurbishment, what could be better than a good old Sunshine on Leith singsong to send it on its way?

June 8, 2022 | By | Reply More
Trust Me & Wasted

Trust Me & Wasted

★★★★☆ (Trust Me) & ★★★☆☆ (Wasted)

The Festival of Peer Inspiration is a chance to see two pieces of theatre of a kind which tours widely through Scotland’s schools, but which are rarely even acknowledged in the wider theatre community.

June 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Wife After Death

Wife After Death

★★★☆☆ Nuanced

St Serf’s Players return to the main stage with a nicely controlled production of Eric Chappell’s dark comedy, Wife After Death, at Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre for three performances only.

May 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Tomb With A View

A Tomb With A View

★★★☆☆ Ridiculous

Cheerfully ludicrous and staged with considerable craft, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of A Tomb With A View is thoroughly entertaining.

May 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

★★★☆☆ Overstretched

Emma Rice’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights for Wise Children with the UK National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal is full of energy and ideas. Indeed, too full for its own good at times.

May 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

★★★★☆ Bring me sunshine

Community theatre gets real this week at the Brunton in Musselburgh, where this fab amateur production of Sunshine on Leith is running until Saturday.

May 26, 2022 | By | Reply More
Birdboy

Birdboy

★★★★☆ Iridescent dance

Birdboy, at the Traverse as part of Imaginate for just three days, sets out as hilarious a piece of physical dance theatre as you might want. But by its end, it has caught its audience with an altogether more thoughtful edge.

May 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★ Just go!

The West End hits central Edinburgh this week, as Cole Porter’s seaborne musical Anything Goes sails into the Festival Theatre for a very limited run until this Sunday.

May 12, 2022 | By | Reply More