Church Hill Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

★★★★☆ Inventive

Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group has brought plenty of invention to the store in its pleasing production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s B-Movie musical, Little Shop of Horrors, at the Church Hill Theatre.

Jan 26 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
Alice in Pantoland

Alice in Pantoland

★★★★☆ Wonderful fun

Alice in Pantoland, from Balerno Theatre Company at the Church Hill, is a traditional pantomime experience crammed full of delights.

Dec 8 2023 | By | Reply More
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

★★★★☆ Powerful

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, from Leitheatre at the Church Hill, is a complex piece of pitch-black satire discharged with skill.

Nov 30 2023 | By | Reply More
Grease

Grease

★★★★☆ Vibrant

Smart, precise and packing more energy than the Duracell Bunny on pep pills, Allegro’s production of Grease the Musical electrifies the Church Hill Theatre where it is playing all week.

Nov 2 2023 | By | Reply More
Showcase 2023 – Up Where We Belong

Showcase 2023 – Up Where We Belong

★★★★☆ Nuanced

Showcase, the annual concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief, can certainly say it is “Up where we belong”, in the words of the Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warner number that gives this year’s show its title.

Sep 29 2023 | By | Reply More
How the Other Half Loves

How the Other Half Loves

★★★★☆ Sharp

Edinburgh People’s Theatre give How The Other Half Loves at the Church Hill a malicious comic edge, in a production whose tempo and performances are praiseworthy.

May 25 2023 | By | Reply More
Perfect Days

Perfect Days

★★☆☆☆ Antenatal

A quarter of a century on from the premiere of Liz Lochhead’s witty, fast-paced comedy Perfect Days, Leitheatre find that the truths which underpin the laughs still hold, but struggle somewhat to explore them.

May 19 2023 | By | Reply More
The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

★★★☆☆ Magnificent hokum

The Lady Vanishes provides for an entertaining evening up at the Church Hill Theatre, where the Threepenny Theatricals draw on 1930s English sensibilities for this train-set period thriller.

May 12 2023 | By | Reply More
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

★★★☆☆ Suspiciously old-fashioned

The Edinburgh Makars’ production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, at the Church Hill until Friday, is an apparently traditional version of the play which may well be more quietly subversive than many modern revisions.

May 4 2023 | By | Reply More