Simon Boothroyd

The Hollow

The Hollow

★★★☆☆   Stately:

Huge care and attention has gone into the staging of Threepenny Theatricals’ version of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow. That care, however, does mean that there is a definite absence of energy in a production that never outstays its welcome but frequently threatens to.

February 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Mikado

The Mikado

★★★☆☆  Solid

There are big ambitions and some sparkling moments to Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s latest take on The Mikado, which at the King’s Theatre all week to Saturday.

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HMS Pinafore

HMS Pinafore

★★★★☆   Hits the heights:

There is a strong musicality and big professional polish to EdGAS’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore which is at the King’s Theatre until Saturday.

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elephants

Elephants

★★★★☆ Accomplished debut:

Some excellent acting distinguishes ‘festive black comedy’ Elephants from new company Threepenny Theatricals upstairs at the Roxy.

January 26, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Elephants in the Roxy

Elephants in the Roxy

3T’s debut, Elephants, is Main event:

New Edinburgh amateur company Threepenny Theatricals is staging Rose Heiney’s black comedy Elephants as its debut production at the Assembly Roxy next week, 25 – 27 January 2018.

January 15, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Ruddygore

Ruddygore

★★★☆☆ Precise:
Musically rigorous and staged with clarity, there is a definition to EDGAS’s Ruddygore than compensates for a certain lack of sparkle.

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Me and My Girl

Me and My Girl

★★★★☆ Thoroughly tuneful:
Very fine performances and some chorus numbers of an exceptional standard mark out Me and My Girl, EDGAS’s latest foray into non-G&S material at the Church Hill, to Saturday.

October 27, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Goldrush!

Goldrush!

★★☆☆☆ Bitty:
Strong voices and some great tunes give the premiere run of Anne-Marie Fraser’s new musical Goldrush!, at St Bride’s to Saturday, an invigorating bounce.

June 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
South Pacific

South Pacific

★★★★☆ Slick and sassy:
The vibrant colours of a lush, South Pacific tropical garden, with views to a distant volcanic island, frame Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s offering for this dreich October up at the Church Hill all week.

October 29, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Prophecy

Prophecy

★★☆☆☆ Future potential
Raw around the edges and somewhat uneven in its storytelling, new musical Prophecy which has its world premiere run at St Brides all this week, nevertheless succeeds in bringing its hero, the Brahan Seer, to life.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More