Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/oL3IC6Q35VM Book, Song & Lyrics by Willy Russel Directed by Bob Tomson & Bill Kenwright ★★★★ Legendary - Willy Russell’s musical Blood Brothers, beloved across the country, draws the ancient philosophical narrative of nurture versus nature into the contemporary world. Downtrodden and faced with no alternative, Mrs Johnstone is scarcely able to feed her existing children … Continue reading Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse

Spuds – Assembly Roxy

Written & Directed by Andy McGregor Musical Direction by Gavin Whitworth ★★★★★ Overcoming loss is a painful and elaborate process. For some, it can take years to recover from the impact, and the ripples of shock never fade. Often a form of comfort is found at the bottom of a bottle or something less savoury. … Continue reading Spuds – Assembly Roxy

Grease – Festival Theatre

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey Directed by Nikolai Foster ★★★★ It’s 1959 - and who knows what the sixties will bring. In the states, Rock, Pop and Motown rule the roost with their intense and addictive tracks, while Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley have a lot to answer for with … Continue reading Grease – Festival Theatre

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

Scottish Opera: Highlights – Byre Theatre

https://youtu.be/HYcx9lFa3jE Directed by Jeanne Pansard-Besson Music Director & Piano by Fiona MacSherry ★★★★ Stripped back, raw and accessible, Scottish Opera returns with a Highlights season after a two-year gap. This Autumn outing tour across multiple Scottish locations feels like a return to the roots of the industry, playing smaller venues and cutting to the heart … Continue reading Scottish Opera: Highlights – Byre Theatre