A glittering production of “The King and I” is set to gild the Edinburgh Playhouse this October.
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Rather than the classic “show within a show,” this a light hearted, often hilarious, song and dance revue.
Taking Romeo and Juliet as an inspiration for this production, two a cappella groups battle it out for supremacy in this entertaining and light-hearted show. This is very loosely connected to Romeo and Juliet - with its tongue firmly in cheek, the story unfolds of two groups with a long-term grudge and a ban on romance between the two sides.
“Let’s disappear for a while into the decadent world of the 1920’s …”
The time machine comes in the form of a gramophone, a device that our host uses whenever he is feeling a little blue. His favourite Broadway show, “The Drowsy Chaperone" provides the needed escapism with “a story, and a few good songs” that will take him away.
Friendsical is a great excuse for nostalgia over one of the nation’s favourite TV shows. The cast are phenomenal and incredibly convincing. In particular Mitchells (Chandler), Lee-Morgan (Ross) and Goggins (Monica) really sell the part and have the mannerisms down. The set is a gorgeous, brightly coloured haven, featuring both flats and the iconic 'Central Perk'.
A proficient and powerful performance that had been clearly carefully crafted, from the considered song selection, to the effective scene setting.
An unexpected item in the bagging area might be the least of your worries in this particular struggling supermarket.
A number of things seem surprising, such as the fire threatening to run out of control in the aisles or the pilfering armed school children and the rabid rodents.
A deliciously dark romp through the tortured actions of stepsiblings Sebastian and Kathryn, this musical brings unexpectedly hilarious moments within its biting teenage satire. The songs are used particularly well, with the unusual timing and application of familiar songs into the fabric of the storyline, one of the highlights and a strength of this production.
Bursting onto stage with the energetic opening number and wonderfully cheeky audience interactions, the company set the scene for American Idiot. The set suits the show, with the different levels on stage allowing clear visibility of the different scenes.