Musical

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 | 7 Replies More
Take That musical for Playhouse

Take That musical for Playhouse

Greatest Days sets Scottish Dates in August 2023

Tickets have gone on sale for the only Scottish dates of the hit Take That musical Greatest Days, at the Playhouse from 28 August – 2 September 2023 immediately after a week at the Glasgow King’s.

November 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
One Week in Magaluf

One Week in Magaluf

★★★★☆     Enthusiastic

Big, ballsy and playing at the top of their individual games, the Napier Musical Theatre Society give a hilarious yet poignant account of new 21st Century musical One Week in Magaluf.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
Chicago, Chicago!

Chicago, Chicago!

★★★☆☆ Promising

Name Pending Productions’ Chicago, Chicago! at Greenside @ Riddles Court for one week, is an original and intriguing piece, full of vitality. Its strange mixture of genres and ideas does not always come together, but shows distinct promise.

August 19, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
White Christmas

White Christmas

★★★★☆ Big and bright

The Curve Theatre’s big touring production of White Christmas brightens the Playhouse stage like a clear sky after a night fall of snow, bringing both warmth and crisp definition in its wake.

December 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

★★★★☆  Storytelling musical theatre:

Stories rule in the RSC’s brilliant production of Matilda The Musical in an adaptation which feels properly true to the spirit of its Roald Dahl original – complete with dangerous spikes and revolting children.

April 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical

★★★★☆ Electric:

Motown The Musical, touring to the King’s until December 8, has a strangely conceived storyline, but is carried along on a wave of wonderful music.

November 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fame The Musical

Fame The Musical

★★★★☆  High energy:

Grab your legwarmers as the King’s Theatre hosts a high energy, if not Hi-Fidelity, spin-off from the Alan Parker film Fame.

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
All Shook Up

All Shook Up

★★★☆☆ Energetic:

There is a spirited tunefulness to LYAMC’s All Shook Up that makes it cheerfully compelling despite occasional raggedness.

September 6, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Titanic the Musical

Titanic the Musical

★★★★☆    Tense and satisfying:

Tragic in a way that only stories of real life events can be, there is no small amount of hubris on display in this powerful touring production of Titanic the Musical which is at the Playhouse to Saturday.

June 14, 2018 | By | Reply More