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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One by Gregor Dickson

Based on the 1984 cult movie of the same name and following a successful run at London's Southwark Playhouse, the rock musical comes to the Edinburgh Fringe prior to returning to London for …

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45 by Gregor Dickson

'It Shoulda Been You' opened on Broadway in 2015, with a cast including Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard in a production directed by David Hyde Pierce. It receives one of its first …

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S IMPROBABLE NEW MUSICAL: THE FRINGE LOZENGE, theSpace on the Mile by Gregor Dickson

The typically implausible GampS style plot involves two companies going to extreme lengths to secure good reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe with rival productions. Many of the usual Gilbertian…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Chambers St by Gregor Dickson

Brexit the Musical isn't the only show in this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe to be inspired by recent political goings-on, but it's likely to be the funniest.

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Venues by Gregor Dickson

Brexit the Musical isn't the only show in this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe to be inspired by recent political goings-on, but it's likely to be the funniest.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING, Edinburgh Playhouse by Gregor Dickson

The stage adaptation of the iconic 1987 film embarks on a second UK tour, with a stand-out performance by Carlie Milner as Penny.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

Jon Robyns, Cassie Compton and Ruth Madoc lead an impressive UK tour of the musical adaption of the 1998 hit romantic comedy film.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

BWW Review: NOT DEAD ENOUGH, King's Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

The stage adaptation of a second book from the Peter James detective thriller series DS Grace serves as a reminder that not all popular novels transfer seamlessly to the stage.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

BWW Review: NELL GWYNN, King's Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

Jessica Swale's play about the unlikely heroine who went from lowly orange seller to national treasure features a stand-out titular performance by Laura Pitt-Pulford.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, King's Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

Edinburgh Music Theatre's return to the King's Theatre doesn't disappoint, with Bock's music and Harnick's lyrics portrayed clearly and passionately.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

Alexandra Burke leads a strong ensemble in director Craig Revel Horwood's re-imagining of the hit West End and Broadway musical, which features a tuneful score by Alan Menken.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

BWW Review: CHESS, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's latest ambitious venture is a visually stunning production of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice's hit 1980s pop musical.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

BWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

The Edinburgh Gilbert amp Sullivan Society's latest venture combines sparkling performances, modern references and excellent sound design in one of GampS's less well known comic operas.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

BWW Review: ALLAN STEWART'S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW, King's Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

Allan Stewart's latest variety show is a cornucopia of comedy, music and impressions, which once again cements his status as one of Britain's leading entertainers.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BWW Review: TITANIC, King's Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

Edinburgh's Southern Light Opera Company rise to the challenge of staging Maury Yeston's award-winning musical, in an ambitious production with a cast of 90 and orchestra of 27.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh by Gregor Dickson

The 2012 National Theatre adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel embarks on its second UK tour, and is compelling, thought-provoking and exceptionally well-performed.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, Edinburgh, 30 November 2016 by Gregor Dickson

The annual spectacular pantomime at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh has built a reputation for being one of the best in the country, and this year's production of Jack and the Beanstalk does…

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