Encanto – Review

https://youtu.be/togmdDHG3Pw Written by Charise Castro Smith & Jared Bush Directed by Jared Bush & Byron Howard USA/ 2021/ 102 mins ★★★★★ The sixtieth animated feature to reveal itself from the Walt Disney Vault, Encanto continues the companies’ ongoing exploration of cultures outside of traditional Western fables or European folklore. Turning their eye towards the dense, emerald forests of Columbia, … Continue reading Encanto – Review

Beauty and the Beast – Edinburgh Playhouse

Composition and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Directed & Choreographed by Matt West ★★★★★ Sharing its name and narrative from the hegemonic version of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s version of the fairy-tale, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been a glittering, shining rose for the lives of children and … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast – Edinburgh Playhouse

Hamilton – Disney +

https://youtu.be/DSCKfXpAGHc Directed by Thomas Kail Book, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda ★★★★★ For people who never understood, indeed resented, the attention and proclaimed brilliance of Hamilton – this is the opportunity to witness the phenomenon which has, and continues to, challenge the face of theatrical culture and historical perception. The American founding fathers, among … Continue reading Hamilton – Disney +

The Willoughbys – Netflix

https://youtu.be/HnG4ag3Nkes Based on the book by Lois Lowry Written by Kris Pearn & Mark Stanleigh Directed by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans & Rob Lodermeier ★★★★ At one point or another, we’ve all fallen out with our folks, maybe to the extent we wish we had been adopted but hopefully not to the extreme where we … Continue reading The Willoughbys – Netflix

The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Choreography by Christopher Hampson Design by Lez Brotherston Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Reworking the timeless tale by Hans Christian Anderson, no doubt borrowing from Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story, Scottish Ballet continues into the closure of its 50th anniversary with The Snow Queen. In this version, the deviating … Continue reading The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre