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Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

This musical is based on a children’s picture book by the same title, and I was apprehensive about how it would pan out. The show is lovely; I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did and came away inspired. The messages in the performance are very important for young children to […]

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The Woman in Black – Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐ A West-End classic with a beloved, gripping story, The Woman in Black is a fitting show to return to after 18 months out of the theatre. Adapted from the Susan Hill novel by Stephen Mallatratt, the play is something of a constant in the theatre world. Not only has it been running […]

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‘A feast for the eyes and ears’ ‒ My Fair Lady review

The well-known proverb “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is brought to mind by Southern Lights Opera Company’s production of My Fair Lady. This traditional take on the classic musical, directed by Andy Johnston, showcases the incredible songs that every musical fan knows and loves. Despite initially taking a while to find its feet, […]

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Vulcan 7

Content warning: discussion of sexual assault. Mark Twain famously encouraged artists to “write what you know.” Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer take this sentiment and twist it into “parody what you know” with their brainchild Vulcan7, written by and starring the pair. Despite the potential to entertain, with strong acting talent complemented by dramatic sound […]

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Dracula

The characters on stage may have been dead, but the King’s Theatre was alive as audience members laughed and jumped out of their seats. Directed by Eduard Lewis and adapted for the stage by Jenny King, Dracula captures all of the elements that have made Bram Stoker’s chilling tale a timeless classic. Expect wooden stakes. […]

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Rain Man

Almost 30 years after the classic Hollywood film Rain Man was first shown in Cinemas in the UK, director Jonathan O’Boyle and writer Dan Gordon’s play adaption of the piece was welcomed at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh on Monday night with a standing ovation. A spirited performance from the cast ensured a brave, if […]

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Still Alice

As news broke this week of a major scientific development in the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, Infinite Group’s production of Still Alice, airing at King’s Theatre, seems timely. Based on the hit novel and film of the same name, Still Alice is an honest exploration of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease that is devastating and heartening in […]

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Birdsong

Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation brings to the Kings Theatre Sebastian Faulks’ classic tale of love and life in the trenches in an encapsulating performance that is a visual feast for the eyes. The production was outstanding. We are greeted with a striking backlit silhouette of the trenches, the lighting of which changes in colour to evoke […]