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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

★★★★☆ Fizzing

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, at the Playhouse until Saturday, can – much like its title character – apparently never get old. Instead, it remains fresh, funny and great fun on almost every level.

Feb 28 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: JACK

PPP: JACK

★★★☆☆ Promising

Jack by Liam Moffat, the first offering from A Play, A Pie and a Pint in 2024 at the Traverse, is a charmingly exuberant production.

Feb 27 2024 | By | Reply More
Two Sisters

Two Sisters

★★★☆☆ Wistful

Two Sisters at the Lyceum until the beginning of March, is a touching and well-observed piece that is ultimately too diffuse.

Feb 16 2024 | By | Reply More
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

★★★★☆ Exuberant

Visually and aurally impressive, Edinburgh University Footlights’ production of Guys and Dolls at the Pleasance is buoyant and extremely enjoyable.

Feb 15 2024 | By | Reply More
Many Good Men

Many Good Men

★★★★☆ Troubling

Many Good Men, from Civic Digits, Stellar Quines and Stories Untold at Heart of Midlothian’s Tynecastle Stadium, is an urgent and timely production, hard-hitting yet sympathetic.

Feb 9 2024 | By | Reply More
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

★★★★☆ Lively

Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Pleasance is a witty and intelligent take on an endlessly troubling play.

Feb 6 2024 | By | Reply More
Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

★★★★☆ Atmospheric

The Lyceum’s presentation of the Reading Rep Theatre production of Jekyll and Hyde features an ingenious adaptation by Gary McNair and a powerful performance by Forbes Masson.

Jan 17 2024 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Heartwarming

Edinburgh People’s Theatre have been doing pantomimes for so many years that they would be forgiven for coasting, However, Cinderella at the Church Hill – despite some awkwardness in the script – is effervescent, joyful, and appealing to all ages.

Dec 20 2023 | By | Reply More
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

★★★★☆ Thoughtful

That most evergreen of Christmas stories – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – is given a faithful, tuneful and carefully contemporary spin by Forth Act at Saint Salvador’s in Stenhouse.

Dec 16 2023 | By | Reply More
Same Team – A Street Soccer Story

Same Team – A Street Soccer Story

★★★★☆ Exhilarating

Same Team – A Street Soccer Story, the Traverse’s December production, may be short on tinsel – but in its thought-provoking and frequently exuberant nature, it is peculiarly apposite for the season.

Dec 13 2023 | By | Reply More