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The Guvnors are coming!

The Guvnors are coming!

Captivate venture into theatre outwith the Fringe

Local amateur Edinburgh fringe favourites Captivate Theatre are stepping out from the comfort of fringe audiences to bring their version of One Man, Two Guvnors, to the Brunton, Musselburgh.

March 4, 2022 | By | Reply More
Afterparty

Afterparty

★★★★☆ Lairy

Packed with expletives and off-colour observations, Afterparty from New Celts Productions and F-Bomb Theatre at the theSpace’s Triplex theatre pulls no punches in its humorous but bitter-sweet story set in small town Scotland.

August 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
All Shook Up

All Shook Up

★★★★☆  Highly entertaining
Young Critics Scheme:
Featuring many of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits, Captivate Theatre’s production of All Shook Up at Gilded Balloon’s Rose Street Theatre for the first week of the Fringe is a rollercoaster of love.

August 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

★★★★★   A cut above:

Captivate Theatre’s revival of last year’s Fringe production of Sweeney Todd has matured over the months, and is a must-see as it reaches the Brunton Theatre.

April 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

★★★★☆ Enjoyably educational:

Brave Macbeth, presented by Gilded Balloon in the Rose Theatre Basement, is a beautifully pitched children’s musical combining the Scottish Play with tunes, humour and shameless messing about.

December 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

★★★★☆    Explosive:
The Threepenny Opera continues the verve and vitality of the Attic Collective’s previous outings, adding a musical dimension that makes for an explosive extravaganza.

September 16, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★☆☆☆ Disconnected:
A pair of very fine interpretations, backed by a company intent on performing at the peak of their abilities mark out an Oliver! which aims high but suffers from the constraints of its own conceit.

February 17, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
Lysistrata

Lysistrata

★★★★☆ Ebullient energy:
Fizzing with righteous anger and frothing with near-the-knuckle humour, the Attic Collective’s Lysistrata at the King’s is a breath of fresh air and an undeniable statement of intent.

January 28, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Les Miserables School Edition

Les Miserables School Edition

★★★☆☆ Spirited
Well sung and staged with energy and economy, Captivate Theatre’s Les Miserables has considerable drive.

August 24, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street  – Review

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Powerful and polished

Big, bold and aiming for the highest possible standards, A-Team Productions’ first offering is very impressive indeed.

February 20, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More