Theatre

Poggle

Poggle

★★★★★ Disarmingly charming:

There is real delight for pre-school kids to be had at the Studio of the Festival Theatre this Christmas, as the clever and playful Poggle is revived by Barrowland Ballet.

December 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

★★★☆☆ Interactive:

Theatre Paradok’s interpretation of Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist Rhinoceros at the Assembly Roxy is a bold attempt to bring the text into a modern setting.

December 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Robin Hood & Bairns in the Wood

Robin Hood & Bairns in the Wood

★★★★★  Hugely entertaining:

From Sherwood Forest to the Church Hill Theatre, Robin Hood and his Bairns in the Wood shine in this year’s fun and entertaining pantomime from the Balerno Theatre Company.

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Flutter

Flutter

★★★★☆ Cheeky:

Built in a flurry of snow, Flutter from Tortoise in a Nutshell at the Assembly Roxy and then out tour, is the charming story of young sisters who venture out into the garden after a snowstorm.

November 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
All About My Mother

All About My Mother

★★★☆☆ Ambitious:

Clever in its staging and ambitious in scope, the EGTG’s Scottish premiere of All About My Mother, at the Roxy to Saturday, provides plenty to satisfy but a certain amount of confusion along the way.

November 23, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Almodovar on stage

Almodovar on stage

Scottish premiere of Almodovar adaptation:

When All About My Mother opens at the Assembly Roxy this week, it will be the culmination of a decade-long mission from director Ross Hope to bring the stage adaptation to Scotland.

November 19, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Sunset Song

Sunset Song

★★★☆☆ Pacey:

Leitheatre’s production of Lewis Grassic Gibbons Sunset Song burls along at pace and with great vitality at the Church Hill Theatre, where is playing to Saturday.

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare In Love

★★★★☆ Superslick:

Top-notch comic performances and a production that purrs like a Rolls-Royce mean that the touring production of Shakespeare In Love at the King’s, from Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath, is extremely seductive.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bringing the Mearns to the Stage

Bringing the Mearns to the Stage

New adaptation of Scotland’s favourite book for Leitheatre:

The week that marks the centenary of the end of the 1914-18 war seems a most appropriate one for Leitheatre to bring a new adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song to the stage.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Last Days of Mankind

The Last Days of Mankind

★★★★☆  A glorious mess:

The Last Days of Mankind, an international co-production at the reborn Leith Theatre, is an exasperating but ultimately worthwhile exploration of the horrors of the 1914-1918 war. Both resolutely adult and appealingly childish, it convinces and confounds almost equally.

November 12, 2018 | By | Reply More