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

The Lion King – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/hfjVYN871A4 Music & Lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi Direction, Costume Design & Mask/Puppetry Co-Design by Julia Taymor 1994, The Lion King, was by and large a tremendous gamble for The Walt Disney Company. It would go on to break records, particularly for animation, launch platinum soundtracks and … Continue reading The Lion King – Edinburgh Playhouse

Mother Goose – The Byre Theatre

Directed and Written by Gordon Barr Musical Direction by Stephen Roberts Dust off the tinsel, crack open the advocaat and expand those pipes – it’s Pantomime season. With a vast tradition within the community, The Byre Theatre may have changed a few hands, had a few facelifts and seen more people through its doors than … Continue reading Mother Goose – The Byre Theatre