The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Choreography by Peter Darrell Music by Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky ★★★★ Tchaikovsky's timeless spectacle conjures an eternal wonderment that few can rival. His synonymous piece of dance echoes through the ages, The Nutcracker, a realm of fairies and rat kings, beauty and trickles of playful joviality – and on occasion - a spot of fright. The beating … Continue reading The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Dirty Dancing – Festival Theatre

Written by Eleanor Bergstein Directed by Federico Bellone ★★★★ A summer break in the sixties; where the band plays on into the drawn-out evening twilight and the cocktails are never empty. Where dance instructors take a role in the hospitality industry, but one which was derided by some. Snobbery runs amok in the stage adaptation … Continue reading Dirty Dancing – Festival Theatre

Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/Bf4Sst2Xg3U Original Choreography & Direction for Pas de Dieux by Gene Kelly Additional Choreography & Scenario by Christopher Hampson ★★★★ Camera, Lights, Action. Scottish Ballet paints the Festival Theatre in the glad rags of old Hollywood with a Parisian flair in an explosive return to the Edinburgh stage after a long-awaited tour. Unbeknownst to many, … Continue reading Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

Boy’s Khaya – The Studio

https://www.youtube.com/v/84lJ_gOdAvo Artistic direction and choreography by Bawren Tavaziva ★★★★ How do you explain slavery to a child? Compile histories’ abhorrent make-up of colonialism and the repugnancy of its continuation today into a sane sentence. Boy’s Khaya (meaning Servant’s House) has humble origins as the young man who once stepped out from behind their white master’s house … Continue reading Boy’s Khaya – The Studio

Chicago – Edinburgh Playhouse

Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse ★★★★ There are few more intoxicatingly enticing ways to begin a production than that of Chicago; “Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” Ebb and Bob Fosse’s Chicago places these seductive scintillations at the … Continue reading Chicago – Edinburgh Playhouse