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Brigadoon looms out the mist again

Brigadoon looms out the mist again

Edinburgh’s oldest amateur musical theatre company take over the King’s this week with a new production of Brigadoon, the musical about a Highland village which appears only one day every century.

February 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review  – Oklahoma!

Review – Oklahoma!

✭✭✭✭✩ Long but Strong:
It’s seventy years since Oklahoma! first took to the Broadway stage, with its gorgeous, downbeat opening of Oh What a Beautiful Morning, sung by cowboy Curly to the butter-churning Aunt Eller.

March 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
King’s AmDram hire rates frozen

King’s AmDram hire rates frozen

Hire rates for amateur companies at Edinburgh’s King’s and Festival theatres are to be frozen “for the next year or two” the new Chief Executive of the Festival City Theatre Trust has told the Annals.

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Review – Curtains

Review – Curtains

✭✭★✩✩ Royal Lyceum Theatre Review by Thom Dibdin It is unclear whether the book for Curtains, Southern Light Opera’s latest offering which is at the Royal Lyceum all week, is brave or simply foolhardy. But it certainly leaves its performers with a mountain to climb. Not content with killing off its leading lady within five […]

May 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Æ Musical Review – Fiddler on the Roof

Æ Musical Review – Fiddler on the Roof

★★★★☆

There is plenty of tradition and lots of great singing in Southern Light Opera’s robust production of Fiddler on the Roof. It is a show which not only hits the marks bang on but which makes room for a big, brave ending.

February 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Æ Preview – SLO Fiddling on the King’s Roof

Æ Preview – SLO Fiddling on the King’s Roof

Southern Light Opera’s Fiddler on the Roof plays at the Edinburgh King’s By Thom Dibdin Southern Light Opera return to the King’s this week with their take on  one of the perennial favourites for amateur companies and musical fans alike, Fiddler on the Roof. Originally produced on Broadway in 1964, the West End in 1967 […]

February 14, 2011 | By | Reply More
Musical Review – Beauty and the Beast

Musical Review – Beauty and the Beast

★★★☆☆    King’s Theatre: Run ends Sat 6 Feb 2010 It’s a full-on meringue frenzy at the King’s this week as Southern Light Opera stage the UK amateur premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. It’s not giving anything away to say that come the finale, the cast can scarcely move around the stage – […]

February 3, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Preview for the week: 1 – 7 February, 2010

Preview for the week: 1 – 7 February, 2010

By Thom Dibdin February hits the ground running with a circus dance production at the Festival for three nights, the UK Amateur Premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast all week at the King’s and the arrival of the third Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival at the Traverse. The depth is still there with a pair […]

February 1, 2010 | By | Reply More