Reviews

Tam O’Shanter, Tales and Whisky

Tam O’Shanter, Tales and Whisky

★★★★☆ Charming

Tam O’Shanter, Tales and Whisky, Stolen Elephant’s Burns Night presentation at the Traverse, is an accomplished and enticing celebration of the poet.

January 26, 2023 | By | Reply More
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

★★★★☆ Slick and seamless

Packed with hits and bristling with energy, Jersey Boys, the musical telling of the formation and career of the Four Season, returns to the Playhouse for another extended stay until February 4.

January 26, 2023 | By | Reply More
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

★★★☆☆ Full blast

There is one big sing on offer up at the Church Hill Theatre this week, and two big pairs of lungs which are equal to the task in the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s staging of Jesus Christ Superstar.

January 25, 2023 | By | Reply More
Burns

Burns

★★☆☆☆  Messy

That a world premiere should take place at the Playhouse is not the oddest thing about the long, over 30-year gestation of Burns – and, sadly, not the most inexplicable thing about the end result.

January 21, 2023 | By | 8 Replies More
The Fed-Up Christmas Fairy

The Fed-Up Christmas Fairy

★★★☆☆ Likeable

The Fed-Up Christmas Fairy, Saughtonhall’s post-Christmas entertainment, is a short and unassuming piece that carries considerable charm.

January 5, 2023 | By | Reply More
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

★★★★☆ Reassuringly funny

The ‘King’s pantomime’ may have moved across to the Festival Theatre this year, but little else has changed in this year’s offering of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

December 22, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
The Gift

The Gift

★★★★★ Magical

Barrowland Ballet’s jewel of a dance theatre show, The Gift, is pitched perfectly towards its intended audience of eighteen months to five year olds.

December 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

★★★★☆     Sparkly and shining

Nativity! The Musical, Captivate Theatre’s seasonal offering at Fettes, is ideal Christmas fare. Full of joy and melody, it sometimes lacks polish, but never lacks heart.

December 17, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

★★★★★ Simply Loverly

Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical, My Fair Lady, warms hearts in a chilly Playhouse, where it is in residency into the New Year, with a sumptuous, but not soulless, production.

December 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
Babes in the Wood

Babes in the Wood

★★★★☆ Fantastic fun

If you are hankering for a proper family panto after missing out in recent years, you could hardly do better than Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Babes in the Wood, at the Church Hill until Sunday 18th December.

December 10, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More