The Fabulous Chopin Boys

The Fabulous Chopin Boys

This show marks the 164th anniversary of the visit Chopin made, beleaguered by illness, to Edinburgh in 1848. 

Princess Pyunggang

Princess Pyunggang

This production looks wonderful: a funeral casket, flanked by beautifully painted Korean drums, sits centre stage. 

Mr B's Chap-Hop Hoorah!

Mr B's Chap-Hop Hoorah!

There were clearly some diehard fans in this audience - they began to mime along and dance as soon as Mr B, heralded by his butler, graced the Ballroom stage of the Voodoo Rooms wi… 

The Lost Child

The Lost Child

This production began with a cute song that went on for a little too long with an inartistic, uninteresting cartoon world displayed on a huge screen at the back of the stage. 

Monsters Got Talent

Monsters Got Talent

First things first, every ticket for this show costs a fiver, which is far better value than so many other children’s productions on in Edinburgh during August and for this £5, … 

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

This production of Wuthering Heights, adapted from the original novel by Emily Brontë, started well. 

Call Me!

Call Me!

The show is based on a simple concept: three women leave horrendously awkward voicemails on the phones of their male love interests, with potentially disastrous consequences. 

The Submarine Show

The Submarine Show

Fifty minutes of pure immersion. 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Families lined up outside C ECA’s Main Theatre seemed very excited to go to see this show, one girl was even dressed in a flamenco dress already. 

Newland

Newland

From the start it was clear that this show was going to be a very professional one. 

Back to School's Disco

Back to School's Disco

The concept behind this production was brilliant and ingenious: Take one group of 20-somethings and send them back to school. 

Chris Difford and Norman Lovett: It's All About Me!

Chris Difford and Norman Lovett: It's All About Me!

It always helps a performance when the audience is packed, in tune with the performers and ready for a good laugh. 

The Barwell Prophecy

The Barwell Prophecy

This show has a strong concept from the outset, but the performance lets this concept down by rendering it uninteresting. 

This is Who I Am!

This is Who I Am!

The lights go up on a simple but effective set - a mirror, two chairs, and a coat-stand in the corner - a sparseness that serves to foreground the characters and their idiosyncrati… 

Pool of Blood

Pool of Blood

Presented at first by a set of large barrels and some odds and ends - a keyboard player, percussionist, and bass guitarist, as well as some well made-up actors - it was easy to mak… 

Machinal

Machinal

Late 20s America. 

The Three Faces of Doctor Crippen

The Three Faces of Doctor Crippen

The pseudo-auditorium boxes in the theatre immediately made sure that there was a distinct ‘stage show’ feel to the performance, meaning that the audience knew from the start t…