Reviews

The Girls of Slender Means

The Girls of Slender Means

★★★☆☆ Poignant

Gabriel Quigley’s adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Girls of Slender Means for the Lyceum is an enjoyable and wonderfully acted piece of theatre, that does justice to its source’s substance if not its ambition.

Apr 18 2024 | By | Reply More
The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

★★★★☆ Well judged

Edinburgh Theatre Arts’ production of The Misanthrope at St Ninian’s Church Hall is a clever and thoroughly enjoyable piece of theatre.

Apr 10 2024 | By | Reply More
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

★★★★☆ Finger clicking good

Edinburgh Music Theatre have a beautifully concise production of The Addams Family at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday. It hits its mark bang on, from the very first finger click of that iconic introduction right up its full blown love-in finale.

Apr 10 2024 | By | Reply More
The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

★★★★☆ Shining

Young grassroots company Court Jester Theatre give an entertaining take on Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray in a nicely twisting new version which isn’t precious about its vocabulary.

Apr 5 2024 | By | 1 Reply More
FCT 45th Anniversary Gala

FCT 45th Anniversary Gala

★★★★★   Array of talent Church Hill Theatre: Thurs 4 – Sat 6 Apr 2024 Review by Hugh Simpson Forth Children’s Theatre’s 45th Anniversary Gala at the Church Hill is a fitting tribute to a mainstay of the Edinburgh stage, and as enjoyable a show as you could find anywhere. The original publicity for the […]

Apr 5 2024 | By | 1 Reply More
Biolanthe

Biolanthe

★★★☆☆ Inventive

The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group has created an inventive updating of Gilbert and Sullivan in Biolanthe, running in the intimate Tech Cube 0 at Summerhall for three performances only.

Apr 5 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: The Scaff

PPP: The Scaff

★★★☆☆ Energetic

The Scaff by Stephen Christopher and Graeme Smith, the last in the Traverse’s Spring season of Òran Mór’s Play, Pie and a Pint, is performed with a huge amount of dynamism.

Apr 3 2024 | By | Reply More
All Who Wander

All Who Wander

★★★★☆   Revealing

Magnusson Centre: Thurs 21 – Sat 23 Mar 2024
Review by Thom Dibdin.

The Edinburgh University Footlights Showchoir just about knock it out the park with All Who Wander, their latest portmanteau show of musical theatre numbers, at the Magnusson Centre in the Edinburgh Academy to Saturday.

Mar 29 2024 | By | Reply More
Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

★★★★☆ Imaginative

Reassuring without being cosy, and fabulously inventive, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Brief Encounter at the Church Hill celebrates the possibilities of theatre while having considerable emotional impact.

Mar 28 2024 | By | Reply More
PPP: Hotdog

PPP: Hotdog

★★★☆☆ Powerful

Hotdog by Ellen Ritchie, this week’s lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, is a powerful if uneven production, extremely well performed.

Mar 27 2024 | By | Reply More