King’s

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Sparkling:

Beauty and the Beast comes to the King’s in pantomime form for the first time since 1946 in a show that continues a classic run of hits – and is sticking around well into January next year.

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Gang Show 2018

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018

★★★★☆     Spectacular:

Epic in scope, local in coverage and inclusive in its effect, the 59th Edinburgh Gang Show is a wonderful spectacle.

November 21, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare In Love

★★★★☆ Superslick:

Top-notch comic performances and a production that purrs like a Rolls-Royce mean that the touring production of Shakespeare In Love at the King’s, from Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Theatre Royal Bath, is extremely seductive.

November 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Vulcan 7

Vulcan 7

★★★☆☆   Mixed bag:

There are some brilliantly imaginative elements to the touring production of Vulcan 7 at the King’s. Unfortunately, none of them are in the script.

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

★★★☆☆ BANG!

Noisy fun is to be had in the touring Dracula at the King’s, in a production that lacks depth but is unashamedly crowd-pleasing, not to say crowd-scaring.

October 31, 2018 | By | 2 Replies 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
Rebus: Long Shadows

Rebus: Long Shadows

★★★☆☆     Overshadowed:

Despite boasting the talents of two of Scotland’s greatest writers and a more than adequate cast, Rebus: Long Shadows, at the King’s until Saturday, is nowhere near as compelling as the stage debut of Edinburgh’s most celebrated fictional policeman should be.

October 9, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Rain Man

Rain Man

★★☆☆☆ Clunky:

There are probably enough fans of the original movie to sustain The Classic Screen to Stage Company’s touring version of Rain Man, at the King’s until Saturday. However, as a piece of theatre it never makes a successful case for itself.

October 2, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Still Alice

Still Alice

★★★☆☆ Poignant:

The portrayal of early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, touring to the King’s all week, will certainly resonate with many, thanks largely to Sharon Small’s magnetic central performance.

September 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

★★★★☆   Force of nature:

There’s plenty of passion, commitment and many nuggets of true talent at the end of the rainbow of the  Beyond Broadway Experience’s production of The Wizard of Oz, at the King’s to Saturday.

July 20, 2018 | By | 3 Replies More