Review

Bohemians Reimagined

Bohemians Reimagined

★★★★☆   Entertaining:

The Bohemians add a new twist to some of musical theatre’s most-loved songs in Bohemians Reimagined at the Stockbridge Church.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★☆☆  Rumbustious jollity:

Charging at Shakespeare at full speed and with all comic guns blazing, Some Kind of Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night at Paradise in the Vault will win no prizes for subtlety but should please a wide audience.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

★★☆☆☆ Fractured fantasy:

Those Worrisome Sleeps, RFT’s excursion into fantasy and dark magic at Sweet Grassmarket, has an unusual atmosphere and a vigorous earnestness that never translate into a convincing whole.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Quines

Quines

★★★☆☆  Poetic history:

Quines from Gerda Stevenson at Paradise in the Vault is one of those home-grown, quietly accomplished shows that will never hit the headlines but are the backbone of the Fringe.

August 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Moonlight on Leith

Moonlight on Leith

★★★★☆ Inspiring

Stories of Leith are shared and celebrated in this new production, Moonlight on Leith, inspired by the Save Leith Walk campaign.

August 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
A Spark of Philosophy

A Spark of Philosophy

Muriel Spark at the Book Festival:

This year’s Book Festival has featured several events designed to appeal to the theatre-goer which cross over with the strand celebrating the centenary of the birth of Edinburgh’s own Muriel Spark.

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆ Fraught:

The doubts of Jesus as he waits for his death are brought to the fore in Captivate Theatre’s all-singing all-dancing production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Rose Street Theatre.

August 22, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Rent

Rent

★★★★☆ Powerful:

Captivate Theatre bring a powerful and emotional production of 90’s musical Rent to the Fringe, 20 years after it first opened in New York.

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lucille and Cecilia

Lucille and Cecilia

★★★☆☆ Extreme aquatics:

Gleeful physical comedy features in Lucille and Cecilia, a patchy but intriguingly promising piece from new company Bang Average Theatre at C Aquila.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

★★★☆☆ Erratic comedy:

The Edinburgh Makars’ production of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite has considerable comic appeal, even if it takes some time to materialise.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More