Tom Ralphs

A Murder is Announced

A Murder is Announced

★★★☆☆ Dependable

The queen of crime returns to Edinburgh in Middle Ground Theatre Company’s long-running revival of Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, which returns to the King’s until Saturday.

May 4, 2022 | By | Reply More
Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

★★★★☆   Enduring success

The plot of Dreamgirls, which arrives that the Playhouse for an extended fortnight run until April 16, could be an instruction manual for music moguls.

April 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Venetian Twins

The Venetian Twins

★★★★☆ Finest farce

Two years after they were meant to be bringing The Venetian Twins to Hill Street Theatre, Arkle Theatre Company’s production of Tony Cowie’s adaptation of the play finally made it to the theatre on Wednesday night. It was well worth the wait.

March 31, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bat Out of Hell

Bat Out of Hell

★★★★☆ The Bat is Back

Three weeks after the death of Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell, the musical based on the album and songs that made him a household name, roars onto the Playhouse stage for a fortnight’s residency.

February 9, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

★★★☆☆ History reduced

Multi award-winning feminist theatre company Jordan & Skinner has reimagined its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe hit, A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego, turning it into a zoom style lecture that is available for home streaming through various platforms throughout February.

February 3, 2022 | By | Reply More
20 Minutes of Action

20 Minutes of Action

★★★★☆  Unflinching case-study

Pollyanna Esse’s powerful piece of verbatim theatre about horrific real-life events in Stanford University in 2015 gets a welcome second outing at the Assembly Roxy this week, after premiering at Bedlam two years ago.

December 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bug

Bug

★★★★☆ Twisted romance

Set in a motel room somewhere in America, Bug begins like a twisted tale of romance but ends as a case study of how conspiracy, paranoia and wild theories can escalate into all-encompassing self-destructive philosophies.

October 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Aliens

The Aliens

★★★★☆  Wartime drama

Set in Leith during World War 2, The Aliens is a short slice of life, that zooms in on soldiers returning from Dunkirk at the time Mussolini announced Italy’s entry to the war in support of Germany.

September 19, 2021 | By | Reply More