✭✭✭✭✭ Perfectly stroked
Tense and nervous drama of the kind that just won’t relax comes to the Traverse this week in the second instalment of the Spring 2014 season of lunch time theatre: A Play a Pie and a Pint.
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✭✭✭✭☆ Depth and pleasure
It’s Good Morning Baltimore at the Edinburgh Academy’s theatre all this week where the young members of the Forth Children’s Theatre are getting it right with a super production of Hairspray.
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✭✭✭✭☆ Grace and frivolity
Uplifting grace and outmoded comedy combine in equal measures for the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s new production of Princess Ida which plays at the King’s all week.
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✭✭✭☆☆ Patchy Fun
Musically strong, Edinburgh Music Theatre’s Boogie Nights has some excellent moments but overall is a somewhat uneven proposition.
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✭✭☆☆☆ Opening the door
Joel Mason’s Once Was Human, his brief, haunting but somewhat didactic play about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is at the Hidden Door art festival this week.
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✭✭✭☆☆ Subtle thrills
There are some excellent performances and a great deal to applaud in Saughtonhall Drama Group’s production of Francis Durbridge’s thriller Suddenly At Home; even if the end result is enjoyable rather than truly gripping, it still makes for a highly pleasurable evening.
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✭✭✭☆☆ Flirting with celebration
A hundred productions down the line, and the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group returns to the Mikado, the show which launched the company back in 1961 under the guidance of John Burgess.
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✭✭✭☆☆ In rude health
Bawdy, hugely ambitious and almost wilfully uneven, the Lyceum’s world premiere of Union should be applauded for its intentions even if the results are not wholly successful.
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It’s ✭✭✭✭☆ classy, classis Christie as the The Agatha Christie Theatre Company return to the King’s with the Queen of Crime’s only play to feature Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, says Martin Gray.
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Idiosyncratic and intriguing, the Love In A… series of pop-up operas staged around Edinburgh out of season by the International Festival always seemed like a great idea. Now the concept has come good in a stunning new song-cycle.
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