King’s Theatre

REVIEW – Peter Pan, King’s Theatre

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Yes, it’s that time of year again (oh yes it is) and the staple in our Christmas calendar that is a visit to the family-friendly pantomime at the King’s Theatre, where this year’s production is Peter Pan. Michael Harrison has co-written this year’s show with panto veteran Allan Stewart, who also stars and excels in […]

EIF REVIEW – Metamorphosis

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Inspired by Kafka’s tale, Contemporary Legend Theatre’s Wu Hsing-kuo presents a singular and striking vision of Gregor’s insectoid transformation: and in the process flips over the very concept of existence to examine the scuttling legs beneath. Metamorphosis is a remarkable achievement. Not solely for being an intense one-man production, but for the layers of sensory […]

NEWS – John Byrne’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome unveiled

John Byrne’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome unveiled The Festival City Theatres Trust is delighted to unveil the John Byrne commission ‘All the World’s a Stage’, the acclaimed painter and playwright’s mural for the King’s Theatre dome. Painted on the 85m2 dome of the Viennese Baroque auditorium, the artwork is a stunning new focal […]

REVIEW – Driving Miss Daisy, King’s Theatre Edinburgh

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By Danielle Farrow Director David Esbjornson here revives Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy in a production that is beautifully designed and allows incidences in the lives of a Jewish woman and an African American man in Georgia to shine with their own frictions and connections without over-sentimentality or hard hammering-home of weighty concerns. Those concerns […]

REVIEW – Dr Marigold & Mr Chops, Kings Theatre

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1-5 November 19:30 (21:15), 2 & 5 Nov. matinees 13:30 (15:15) @ King’s Theatre. More details on the King’s website Review by Danielle Farrow Simon Callow has a strong association with Charles Dickens having long played the author, who – himself – gave public readings, bringing his characters to performed life. In Dr Marigold and […]

REVIEW – Journey’s End, King’s Theatre

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Feigned illnesses, Alice In Wonderland, whisky: just some of the tactics used to mask the fear of the officers holed up in their dugout during the last days of the Great War, in David Grindley’s claustrophopic production of R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End at the King’s. Raw youngster Raleigh (Graham Butler) arrives at the front under […]

COMPETITION – Win tickets to The Hard Man, King’s Theatre

31st March – 9th April 2011 King’s Theatre – The Hard Man Scottish Theatres Consortium presents a startling new production of Tom McGrath’s classic Scottish play – The Hard Man, starring Alex Ferns. You can buy tickets here for the performances that run from 31st March to 9th April 2011. Byrne is a hard man. […]

REVIEW – Yes, Prime Minister, King’s Theatre

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Yes, Prime Minister – King’s Theatre  Tuesday 8th – Saturday 12th March evenings 7.30pm and Wednesday 9th and Saturday 12th matinee 2.30pm By Freda O’Byrne Johnathan Lynn’s Yes, Prime Minister takes Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Prime Minster Jim Hacker and the  Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley and places them in today’s political maelstrom of financial crisis, […]

REVIEW – Master Class, King’s Theatre

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Until 12th February 2011, 19:30 (21:45); also Wednesday and Saturday matinees 14:30 (16:45) @ King’s Theatre Edinburgh By Danielle Farrow If you have an interest in performing or ever enjoy watching a performance, take this Master Class!   Based on classes Maria Callas gave as her career faded and personal life collapsed, Terence McNally’s award-winning play […]