Review

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

★★★★☆ Intense:

The heart and soul of Louis de Bernières’ 1994 novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is caught with sometimes burning intensity in this stage version, at the Edinburgh King’s until Saturday.

June 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Hair – the Musical

Hair – the Musical

★★★★☆ Lets the sun shine:

Over 50 years on and the Age of Aquarius is still providing a relevant, controversial (in parts) and – eventually – thunderously entertaining piece of musical theatre in Hair, at the Playhouse to Saturday.

June 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

★★★☆☆ Curiouser and curiouser:

While it is difficult to go too far wrong with Alice In Wonderland, it can definitely be done. Blue Raincoat Theatre’s version uses enough of the book to satisfy, but its own slant on the story does not quite convince.

June 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lark

The Lark

★★★★☆ Fiery:

There is fire in the belly of EGTG’s telling of The Lark – Jean Anouilh’s take on the story of Joan of Arc – at Bellfield in Portobello to Saturday.

June 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
It Runs In The Family

It Runs In The Family

★★★★☆ Like a hurricane:

There are breezy comedies – and then there is Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s It Runs In The Family, which soon reaches gale force and stays there.

May 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

★★★☆☆    Thrilling:

The world’s longest-running stage production returns to Edinburgh to thrill a whole new audience in this classic murder mystery tale at the Playhouse until Wednesday.

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Avenue Q

Avenue Q

★★★★☆ City slickest:

What if Sesame Street got real? If the lessons it taught weren’t aimed at kids, but young adults? What if decidedly Muppety creatures…. swore? Avenue Q at the King’s Theatre has the answers.

May 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Duchess [of Malfi]

The Duchess [of Malfi]

★★★★☆  Necessarily nightmarish:

The blood-soaked events of The Duchess [of Malfi], a co-production between the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre, are almost unwatchably intense at times. As a depiction of timeless and timely considerations, however, this production is hard to beat.

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Lost At Sea

Lost At Sea

★★★★☆ Poignant:

Perth Theatre’s production of Lost At Sea, at the King’s until Wednesday, is emotional, humane and beautifully staged.

May 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

★★★☆☆ Solid:

Leitheatre give a meaty and satisfyingly verbal account of Tennessee Williams’ great drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, at the Studio of the Festival Theatre, running through to Saturday.

May 17, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More