Theatre

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

★★★☆☆ BANG!

Noisy fun is to be had in the touring Dracula at the King’s, in a production that lacks depth but is unashamedly crowd-pleasing, not to say crowd-scaring.

October 31, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

★★★★☆ Furious energy:

The EUTC’s production of Jez Butterworth’s celebrated Jerusalem at the Bedlam has so much drive and chutzpah that it is an undoubted success.

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Macbeth

Macbeth

★★★☆☆ Fractured:

There is a peculiar absence of majesty at the heart of the UK National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth, at the Festival Theatre until Saturday.

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Ulster American Returns

Ulster American Returns

Eleven dates for Traverse’s #EdFringe hit:

The Traverse Theatre company production of Ulster American by David Ireland, a sell-out and critical hit of #EdFringe 2018, is to return for a strictly limited run in Spring 2019.

October 18, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Arctic Oil

Arctic Oil

★★☆☆☆ Feeble:

Great forces of vital importance are brought into a claustrophobic setting in Clare Duffy’s new two-hander, Arctic Oil, which is the main Autumn production at the Traverse, running to Saturday 20 October.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

★★★★★ Irresistible:

Visually and verbally intoxicating, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Lyceum is a riotous, joyous expression of the human spirit.

October 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Lawson Back on Beat

Lawson Back on Beat

Rebus actor returns after stage fright:

Charles Lawson is this evening, Thursday 11 October 2018, returning to the role of John Rebus in Rebus: Long Shadows at the Edinburgh King’s Theatre.

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Rebus: Long Shadows

Rebus: Long Shadows

★★★☆☆     Overshadowed:

Despite boasting the talents of two of Scotland’s greatest writers and a more than adequate cast, Rebus: Long Shadows, at the King’s until Saturday, is nowhere near as compelling as the stage debut of Edinburgh’s most celebrated fictional policeman should be.

October 9, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
New show for Leith Theatre

New show for Leith Theatre

First professional theatre show for 30 years:

Leith Theatre is to re-open on Armistice Day with its first professional theatre production for 30 years with The Last Days of Mankind, an epic anti-war satire by Viennese writer Karl Kraus with songs by The Tiger Lillies.

October 3, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Rain Man

Rain Man

★★☆☆☆ Clunky:

There are probably enough fans of the original movie to sustain The Classic Screen to Stage Company’s touring version of Rain Man, at the King’s until Saturday. However, as a piece of theatre it never makes a successful case for itself.

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