Reviews

The Garden Party

The Garden Party

★★★☆☆ Lucid:

The Garden Party, Vaclav Havel’s 1960s absurdist take-down of communist bureaucracy gets an invigorating and lucid outing in this live Zoom production from Big Mind Theatre.

July 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

★★★★☆  Anti-Brexit Rabbie:

Robert Burns wakes up hungover among empty bottles. He’s the real Rabbie, even though he talks about Brexit in Theatre Objektiv’s hilarious Burns for Breakfast at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

August 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

★★★★☆ Loverly:

Southern Light Opera’s My Fair Lady at the King’s is a sumptuously staged production. It also boasts a truly outstanding central performance; if the rest is a little overshadowed as a result, it is nevertheless highly impressive.

March 6, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

★★★★☆ Jersey royal:

Never mind your eyes, your ears will adore the tour of Jersey Boys which has arrived at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a fortnight turn.

February 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

★★★★☆ Without a Hitch:

The Lady Vanishes, but audiences won’t as a stage version of Alfred Hitchcock’s beloved thriller comes to the King’s as part of its UK tour.

February 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus

★★★★☆ Old world charm:

Threepenny Theatricals’ Dear Brutus at the Church Hill is a resolutely odd piece, hugely uneven in tone, but discharged with such grace and skill that is compulsively watchable.

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Sparkling:

Beauty and the Beast comes to the King’s in pantomime form for the first time since 1946 in a show that continues a classic run of hits – and is sticking around well into January next year.

December 6, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More
Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical

★★★★☆ Electric:

Motown The Musical, touring to the King’s until December 8, has a strangely conceived storyline, but is carried along on a wave of wonderful music.

November 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Theatre Review – Prescription For Murder

Theatre Review – Prescription For Murder

★★★☆☆  Rollicking whodunt  Church Hill Theatre. October 2010 Review by Thom Dibdin Packed with enough red herrings to keep a kingdom in kippers, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of Norman Robbins’ rollicking whodunit rattles along at a great pace. This is proper Midsomer Murders territory, set in the front room of the home of village medic […]

October 16, 2010 | By | Reply More