The Osmonds: A Musical – Festival Theatre Story by Jay Osmond Book by Julian Bigg & Shaun Kerrison Music by The Osmond Family ★★★ One hundred million records, twenty-eight albums, television icons, and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. One entertainment family empire. But how much do we genuinely know about the Osmonds? Hell, how many of us even … Continue reading The Osmonds: A Musical – Festival Theatre

The Book of Mormon – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book, Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker ★★★★ The New York Times described The Book of Mormon as ‘The Best Musical of the Century’ for its ingenuity, shrewd lyrics, and ability to cut at throats others in the genre would never dream of, let alone stage. … Continue reading The Book of Mormon – Edinburgh Playhouse

Southern Light: The Sound of Music – Festival Theatre

Music & Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II Directed by Quintin Young ★★★★ 125 years. Woolworths, Pluto's discovery and tenure as a planet, and the UK’s time within the EU: Southern Light Opera has outlasted them all. HMS Pinafore to Rose Marie. Brigadoon to, well, Brigadoon, and from The Wizard of Oz to The Sound of Music. Grassroots theatrical company Southern Light Opera … Continue reading Southern Light: The Sound of Music – Festival Theatre

The Steamie – Dundee Rep

Written by Writer Tony Roper Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer Songs by Dave Anderson ★★★★ Hogmanay in the fifties. But we’re not in our glad rags partying it up in the high rises and tenements, no, Tony Roper’s firm Scottish classic The Steamie finds us throwing on a pinny and getting our hands into the basin … Continue reading The Steamie – Dundee Rep

Blood Harmony – Traverse Theatre Written by Matthew Bulgo Direction & Choreography by Jonnie Riordan and Jess Williams ★★★★ Death, politics, sex, famine, puppets, identity, metamorphosis, puppets, circuses, musicals, cost-of-living, immigration, and puppets. The Festival Fringe is a lot. And sometimes – the humbleness of uplifting stories with spectacular visuals and harmonies is precisely the tonic we need to … Continue reading Blood Harmony – Traverse Theatre