Musicals

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

★★★★☆ Compelling tragedy

All may not be right in the world but some things just don’t change. Judging from the opening night audience at the start of its week long stay at the Playhouse, Blood Brothers is still the musical guaranteed to end with a standing ovation.

October 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

★★★☆☆ Surprisingly deep

There’s an unexpected and more than welcome depth to the hearty production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown staged by Happy Sad Productions at the Assembly Roxy Upstairs until Sunday.

October 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

★★★☆☆ Emotional

A New Life (A Mini Musical) at the Traverse every lunchtime this week is certainly not ‘mini’ in its emotional scope or its ambition.

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Chicago

Chicago

★★★★☆  Tight and technical

Chicago’s tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery whispers back into the Playhouse with a thrum of double bass, a twitching off-beat on the drums and a haunting moan of muted trumpet.

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
EMT Chaperone Call Out

EMT Chaperone Call Out

Open Call for Drowsy Chaperone

Edinburgh Music Theatre has put out an open call for amateur performers to join the company for its Spring 2022 production: The Drowsy Chaperone, to be staged at the Church Hill Theatre.

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

★★★★☆ Fit for work

After 545 days of darkness, the Playhouse stage lit up last night with a crisp and swinging production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical, which is playing through to Saturday.

September 15, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
SLO Sings For the King’s

SLO Sings For the King’s

★★★★☆ Pure Theatre

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
King’s Singers

King’s Singers

Southern Light opens public fundraising for the King’s

Southern Light Opera will be opening its 125th season this week with four performances at the Festival Theatre of a greatest hits package, in support of the King’s Theatre redevelopment funding campaign.

September 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bohemians Bounce Back

Bohemians Bounce Back

Rainbows all over from Bohemians

Edinburgh’s Bohemian’s have been recording all over the world for their latest production, A Bohemians Rainbow, which will be broadcast through the EdFringe online platform for five days only.

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
A Grand Night For Singing

A Grand Night For Singing

★★★☆☆ Bouncy

A Grand Night For Singing, the showcase for the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein conceived by Walter Bobbie and restaged for the International Festival by Kim Criswell, is a wonderfully tuneful affair. Bursting with humour and bonhomie, it is attractive and occasionally infuriating.

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