Archive for October, 2021

MND23 Callout

MND23 Callout

Core production team wanted

A new Edinburgh community theatre group is looking to recruit core production team members to help it build towards an al-fresco production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in June 2023.

October 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Live Horror Lives!

Live Horror Lives!

Edinburgh Horror Festival returns

It’s fright-night time of year again and while guising might be a little different this 2021 Halloween, the Edinburgh Horror Festival makes a welcome return to live theatrical frights this weekend.

October 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bug

Bug

★★★★☆ Twisted romance

Set in a motel room somewhere in America, Bug begins like a twisted tale of romance but ends as a case study of how conspiracy, paranoia and wild theories can escalate into all-encompassing self-destructive philosophies.

October 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★★ Bountiful

The roses are back at the Edinburgh Playhouse and they smell sweeter than ever – be they named Belle or Beast – in Disney’s newly reimagined version of Beauty and the Beast, playing to the end of November.

October 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Who Are You?

Who Are You?

★★★☆☆ Timely
Who Are You? – the last in the series of audio presentations from the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre – is a strange piece both in atmosphere and in execution. Philosophically weighty but artistically less convincing, it has an initial impact that it cannot sustain.

October 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Enemy

The Enemy

★★★☆☆ Fussy

The Enemy, Kieran Hurley’s updating of Ibsen for The National Theatre of Scotland at the King’s this week, is an uneven proposition. Much of the production is timely and compelling, and the acting is excellent, but other elements cohere less convincingly.

October 21, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

★★★★☆ Compelling tragedy

All may not be right in the world but some things just don’t change. Judging from the opening night audience at the start of its week long stay at the Playhouse, Blood Brothers is still the musical guaranteed to end with a standing ovation.

October 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

★★★★☆  Still so spooky

The Woman in Black – touring to the King’s yet again this week – retains all of its mysterious power to entrance and terrify.

October 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

★★★☆☆ Surprisingly deep

There’s an unexpected and more than welcome depth to the hearty production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown staged by Happy Sad Productions at the Assembly Roxy Upstairs until Sunday.

October 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead

★★☆☆☆ Unfortunate

Subtle as a bulldozer and only sporadically gripping, Looking Good Dead, which is at the King’s all week, works on one level as undemanding entertainment, but is not exactly guaranteed to have the crowds flocking back to the theatres.

October 6, 2021 | By | Reply More