Andy Johnston

SLO Sings For the King’s

SLO Sings For the King’s

★★★★☆ Pure Theatre

Southern Light Opera burst back onto Southern Light Opera burst back onto the stage after the Covid hiatus in full celebratory mode with a portmanteau show of songs from its back catalogue which refuses to be obvious, while rounding off the night with a fanfare of show stoppers.

September 10, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

★★★★★    It’s the Tops!

Everything goes extremely well in Southern Light’s take on the timeless Cole Porter musical, playing at the King’s this week until Saturday.

March 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Getting a kick out of SLO…

Getting a kick out of SLO…

It’s De-Lovely at the King’s this week:

Edinburgh’s oldest musical theatre company, Southern Light Opera, is taking to the High Seas this week with a production of Cole Porter’s breakthrough musical, Anything Goes, at the King’s.

February 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

★★★★☆  Feast of dance:

The lungs and the legs of the over 100 main cast of the Edinburgh Gang Show are made to work overtime in this year’s show, at the King’s to Saturday, which is a veritable cornucopia of song and dance.

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Showcase 2019

Showcase 2019

★★★★☆  Melodic juggernaut:

Showcase 2019 at the Church Hill Theatre is an object lesson in how to ring the changes on a familiar formula and keep the result delightfully fresh.

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

★★★★☆ Loverly:

Southern Light Opera’s My Fair Lady at the King’s is a sumptuously staged production. It also boasts a truly outstanding central performance; if the rest is a little overshadowed as a result, it is nevertheless highly impressive.

March 6, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
SLO’s Fair Lady

SLO’s Fair Lady

My Fair Lady seen in Southern Light:

Southern Light is bringing a new production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady to the King’s from Tuesday 5 March 2019, and promise a 21st century feel to a story which is over a century old.

March 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2018

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018

★★★★☆     Spectacular:

Epic in scope, local in coverage and inclusive in its effect, the 59th Edinburgh Gang Show is a wonderful spectacle.

November 21, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
It’s Gang Show Time!

It’s Gang Show Time!

The Gang is back at the King’s:

The Christmas lights might be busting out all over, but here at Æ, we don’t really believe that the Christmas season starts until the Edinburgh Gang Show hits the stage of the King’s.

November 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Popstars The 90s Musical

Popstars The 90s Musical

★★★★☆ Well risen:

Light in substance and heavy on the cheese, Allegro’s production of Popstars the 90s Musical which is at the Church Hill Theatre to Saturday feels more like a soufflé than a 90s jukebox musical.

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More