Review: Made in Dagenham

Full of youthful vigour in tackling a valuable and important topic. FRINGE RUN: 10/8-12/8 @ 15:00; Paradise in Augustines; [£10.50/£8.50] Who, Where and When: Norfolk NYT; Paradise in Augustines; Friday 11 August, 15:00 The Show Made in Dagenham tells the story of the female workers at Dagenham’s Ford factory who went Read more…

Review: Shakespeare for Breakfast

Kicking off this year’s Fringe reviews, we start with a trip out for breakfast on Shakespeare Island. FRINGE RUN: 31/7-25/8, not 12/8 @ 10:00; C; [£8.50/£6.50] Who, Where and When: C Theatre; C, Chambers Street; Saturday 2 August 2014, 10:00 The Show Shakespeare for Breakfast is a Fringe regular, and this Read more…

Review: Go for Bronze

One of the biggest challenges any singing teacher faces is teaching sight-reading skills. Sight-singing is often neglected because singers tend to learn more by listening than reading. Many singers can go a long way with only rudimentary ability to read music – much further than a violinist or pianist can. Read more…

Review: Sing Musical Theatre

One of the things I had been intending to add in to my blog posts is reviews of new materials. Now I’ve finally been shopping, here’s my first review.     Title: Sing Musical Theatre; Wouldn’t It be Loverly? (Foundation, Grades 1-3) Type of Material: Sheet Music with Backing CD Read more…

Review: The Messiah (2014)

As has become tradition for me and my friends, 2014’s theatre-going opens with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union’s Messiah. For 127 years, ERCU have been performing this work at the Usher Hall on the 2nd of January, and I’ve been every year for the last five years. Where and When: Usher Read more…

Review: Dark Road

The Royal Lyceum’s 2013-14 season gets off to a World Premiere start with Ian Rankin’s debut play, Dark Road. Where & When: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Friday 27th September 2013; 7.45pm (Preview show) The Show: It will come as no surprise that Ian Rankin’s theatre debt is a tense crime Read more…

Review: Hairspray

The opening of the 2013/14 theatre season at the Playhouse was bright, colourful and bursting with joy. Where and When: Edinburgh Playhouse; Tuesday 3rd September 7.30pm (Run ends 14 Sept) The Show Having seen the film of Hairspray (which I wasn’t overly impressed with) I wasn’t certain whether I’d like the show. Read more…

Review: Pippin

A return to Morningside’s Church Hill Theatre for a second American High School Theatre show. FRINGE RUN: 16/8-20/8 (Not 17) @ Various; Church Hill Theatre (137); [£5] Who, Where and When: American High School Theatre; Sunday 18th August 2013; 4.15pm The Show Pippin is a fantastic example of a post-modern semi-surreal musical Read more…

Review: Merrily We Roll Along

First and only Sondheim of the season. FRINGE RUN: 12/8-24/8 (not 18th) @ 10:10; Greenside [£5] Who, Where and When: Red Oak Theatre; Greenside; Saturday 17th August 2013; 10.10am The Show One should be under no illusions about Sondheim. His work is genius, but it’s not easy to get right. Merrily Read more…

Review: Histoire d’Amour

This is the first of two shows I’ll be reviewing from the Edinburgh International Festival. EIF RUN: 15/8-18/8; King’s Theatre; 19:30 [£12-£30] Where and When: King’s Theatre; Thursday 15th August 2013; 7.30pm The Show This show is literally like nothing I have seen before. The stage is set up with a Read more…