Bedknobs & Broomsticks – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/LbMjG8ZHuBs Original Music & Lyrics by The Sherman Brothers New Songs & Additional Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram Book by Brian Hill Directed by Candice Edmunds ★★★★ Desperation and agony often find solace in the realms of music, of colour and the more fantastical elements. For those fleeing war-torn London for the country, leaving … Continue reading Bedknobs & Broomsticks – Festival Theatre

Encanto – Review

https://youtu.be/togmdDHG3Pw Written by Charise Castro Smith & Jared Bush Directed by Jared Bush & Byron Howard USA/ 2021/ 102 mins ★★★★★ The sixtieth animated feature to reveal itself from the Walt Disney Vault, Encanto continues the companies’ ongoing exploration of cultures outside of traditional Western fables or European folklore. Turning their eye towards the dense, emerald forests of Columbia, … Continue reading Encanto – Review

The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Choreography by Christopher Hampson Design by Lez Brotherston Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Reworking the timeless tale by Hans Christian Anderson, no doubt borrowing from Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story, Scottish Ballet continues into the closure of its 50th anniversary with The Snow Queen. In this version, the deviating … Continue reading The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

The Lion King – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/hfjVYN871A4 Music & Lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi Direction, Costume Design & Mask/Puppetry Co-Design by Julia Taymor 1994, The Lion King, was by and large a tremendous gamble for The Walt Disney Company. It would go on to break records, particularly for animation, launch platinum soundtracks and … Continue reading The Lion King – Edinburgh Playhouse

Mother Goose – The Byre Theatre

Directed and Written by Gordon Barr Musical Direction by Stephen Roberts Dust off the tinsel, crack open the advocaat and expand those pipes – it’s Pantomime season. With a vast tradition within the community, The Byre Theatre may have changed a few hands, had a few facelifts and seen more people through its doors than … Continue reading Mother Goose – The Byre Theatre