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: The Okavango Macbeth

The second of the university performing groups on my list this season. FRINGE RUN: 12/8-18/8 @ 21:30; Spotlites @ Merchant’s Hall [£9.50/£8.50] Who, Where and When: Edinburgh Studio Opera; Spotlites @ Merchant’s Hall; Wednesday 14th August 2013, 9.30pm The Show This is a new chamber opera (yes, there is such a Read more…

Review: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

A return to the world of musicals inbetween trips top two operas. FRINGE RUN: 13/8-26/8 @ 20:10; Paradise in Augustine’s; [£12.00/£10.00] Who, Where and When: EUSOG; Paradise in Augustine’s; Tuesday 13th August 2013, 8.10pm The Show When the advert says “Tony Award Winning Show”, you should always beware that this can Read more…

Review: Hansel and Gretel

The first opera of the Fringe this year. FRINGE RUN: 12/8-24/8 (not 18th) @ 17:45; Space @ Surgeon’s Hall (53); [£14.00/£11.00/£7.50] Who, Where and When: Opera Holloway; Space @ Surgeon’s Hall; Tuesday 13th August 2013; 5.45pm The Show This production was a new translation of Humperdink’s German opera Hansel und Gretel. I always Read more…

Review: Putting It Together

The second of Trinity College London’s Fringe Shows this year, which they also invited me to review. FRINGE RUN: 7/8 – 10/8 @ 20:45; Paradise at the Vault (29); [£7.00/£6.00] Who, Where and When: Trinity College London/The Dance School of Scotland; Paradise at the Vault; Wednesday 7th August 2013; 8.45pm The Show Read more…

Review: Kiss of the Spider Woman

From the writers of Cabaret and Chicago, Kander and Ebb have produced yet another dark, twisty and surreal musical. The group performing are students from UCL. FRINGE RUN: 1/8 – 15/8 @ 12:20; C minus 1 (34); [£9.50/£7.50/£5.50] Who, Where and When: UCeLswhere, C minus 1, Friday 2nd August 2013, 12:20pm The Read more…