Review

Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency

Perf cancelled as Lyceum safety curtain sticks
The Lyceum theatre’s safety curtain stuck on Friday night, during the interval of the Summer on Stage young company’s double bill, so we reviewed Danny 306 twice.

July 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Danny 306 + Me 4eva

Danny 306 + Me 4eva

★★★☆☆    Comic highs:
Capturing much of the whimsy and regret of David Greig’s 1999 play for young people, the younger of the Lyceum’s Summer on Stage companies make a descent fist of Danny 306 + Me 4eva.

July 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fame – The Musical

Fame – The Musical

★★★★★   Electrifying
Edinburgh youth group The Beyond Broadway Experience introduce the new intake of students to the King’s stage in this electrifying performance of the classic musical.

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

★★★☆☆    Echo chamber:
There is plenty of potential in Shoogly Peg’s production of the musical version of Spring Awakening, based on Frank Wedekind’s often censored play of 1891, at St Stephen’s to Saturday.

July 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shakedown’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakedown’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

★★★★☆    Shaken & stirred
Shaking down Shakespeare is a well-worn pastime, but Pab Roberts has taken it to a new level with his Shakedown version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, staged at the King’s for two performances only.

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Hard Man

The Hard Man

Rehearsed reading:
Opening up the scope of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s retrospective on noted Scottish polymath Tom McGrath, the staged script reading of his 1977 play The Hard Man sits perfectly with McGrath’s “explorer” image.

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Electric Contact – A Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath

Electric Contact – A Jazz Tribute to Tom McGrath

★★★★★   Explored:
Three Thomases – Tom, Tommie and Tam – got the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s retrospective tribute to the late, great Tom McGrath off to a belter of a start on Friday night.

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Night at the Cinema in 1914

A Night at the Cinema in 1914

★★★☆☆    Charming:
Varied and constantly intriguing, A Night at the Cinema in 1914 provides both historical perspective and live entertainment.

June 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
This Story of Yours

This Story of Yours

Rehearsed reading:
The theatre element of the Edinburgh International Film Festival got off to a cracking start on Thursday, with This Story of Yours the first of three one-off rehearsed script readings in Traverse 1.

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

★★★★☆    Haunting
A quiet profundity burns at the heart of the Royal and Derngate, Northampton’s touring production of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman at the King’s. Largely eschewing the showy and portentous, it is anchored by a couple of outstanding performances.

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More