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In the Willows – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book and Lyrics: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music: Pippa Cleary Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music and Lyrics: Keiran Merck Designer: William Reynolds Reviewer: Gareth Davies Kenneth Grahame might very well be spinning in his grave. Which needn't be a bad thing, if he takes his moves from the dance battle which marks the decisive climax of this hip-hop treatment of his pastoral children's ...

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The Girl on the Train – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins Adapter: Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Dominic Corr Based on the best-seller book by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train stage version also follows a moderately successful feature film adaptation. Starring Samantha Womack, the touring production offers a modern mystery which also tackles the usual thriller tropes of ...

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Local Hero – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Bill Forsyth and David Greig Music & Lyrics: Mark Knopfler Director: John Crowley Reviewer: Dominic Corr Nominated for several BAFTA’s, receiving critical praise and adoration, the 1983 film Local Hero is a slice of timeless filmmaking. Bill Forsyth’s much-loved film still retains its charm decades later. So, when it was revealed that a stage adaptation was on the cards, ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Edinburgh Playhouse

Lyrics: Tim Rice Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Edie Ranvier It’s hard to go wrong with a bit of “Joseph”. It’s coming up for fifty years since the musical, inspired by the biblical tale of Joseph and his brothers and penned by the unsurpassable double-act of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, opened for its professional premiere ...

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Fat Blokes – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Scottee Choreography: Lea Anderson Reviewer: Dominic Corr There’s something about being fat isn’t there? Puts a target on you we just accept. So many ugly words leap to mind describing this 'epidemic'. All redundant here, chances are one of the Fat Blokes onstage has heard it (or worse). Described as a ‘sort of dance’ what you are about to ...

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David Bintley’s Beauty and the Beast – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director & Choreography: David Bintley Musical Director: Koen Kessels  Reviewer: Dominic Corr Sixteen years ago, David Bintley reimagined what is perhaps fairy tales' most recognisable story. Returning to the stage, the Birmingham Royal Ballet seeks to capture the illustrious nature of the piece, whilst showcasing some of the nation’s finest dancers in the timeless classic – Beauty and the Beast. ...

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The Mikado – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Libretto: W.S. Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Artistic Director: Alan Borthwick Musical Director: David Lyle Reviewer: Edie Ranvier When you think about it, it’s funny that The Mikado has lasted like it has. Why should droves of punters still turn out to watch musical satire that was topical in the late nineteenth century? And given that they do, why should the ...

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The Funeral Director – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Iman Qureshi Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Dominic Corr Death. Each faith, nation and individual have their own thoughts, prayers and customs surrounding the event. The Funeral Director, winner of Papatango’s 10th annual new writing prize tackles the Islamic faith’s relationship with same-sex relationships and the concealed secrets associated with it. Being a funeral director is far from the most ...

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