Martin Gray

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

★★★★☆ Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

We’ve been to see The Wizard, and oh what a Wizard it was. Yes, the Yellow Brick Road leads to Edinburgh Playhouse this week for a spectacular new production of The Wizard of Oz, the beloved 1939 musical movie based on L Frank Baum’s series about the wonderful land of Oz.

Feb 15 2024 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ A ball

Pared-down panto doesn’t mean squeezed entertainment as the Brunton Theatre’s annual family fun fest is staged at Loretto School this month.

Dec 28 2023 | By | Reply More
Oliver!

Oliver!

★★★★☆ Let’s Twist again

Consider yourself lucky if you have a ticket for Oliver! at Portobello Town Hall this week – the inaugural stage show since the hall was re-opened as a community run charitable enterprise in June

Nov 9 2023 | By | Reply More
Greatest Days

Greatest Days

★★★★☆ I found heaven

It’s time to Take That & Party as Greatest Days reopens Edinburgh Playhouse this week after its extended summer break for a spot of external refurbishment.

Aug 30 2023 | By | Reply More
The Steamie

The Steamie

★★★★☆ No minced opportunities

First staged in January, The Brunton’s production of The Steamie comes to Loretto School Theatre for a Fringe encore.

Aug 24 2023 | By | Reply More
Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

★★★★★     Undisputed excellence

An industrial dispute doesn’t sound the most promising material for a musical, but Made in Dagenham at The Brunton Theatre made my week.

Jun 1 2023 | By | Reply More
Strictly Ballroom: The Musical

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical

★★★★☆ Ballroom bliss

Strictly Come Dancing comes full circle at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week as ‘Kevin from Grimsby’ stars in Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.

May 10 2023 | By | Reply More
Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

★★★★☆ Anything but rocky

There’s a light, over at Greenside Place as The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Playhouse with its 50th anniversary show, says Martin Gray.

Mar 14 2023 | By | Reply More
The Yeomen of the Guard

The Yeomen of the Guard

★★★★☆ A classic with clarity

The good men and women of Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society do more than yeoman service as they present arguably the greatest Savoy opera at the Festival Theatre.

Feb 23 2023 | By | 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.

Dec 16 2022 | By | Reply More