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Musicals 2005 Archives - One4Review

The Gigli Concert

August 8, 2005 |

The Gigli Concert with Lorcan Cranitch, Alastair Mackenzie and Alison McKenna was one of the plays I was looking forward to.  Despite the very talented cast it left me cold. I liked the set, a full sized room with … Read More

School Ties

August 8, 2005 |

In 2003 Geoff discovered what he called, a gem of a show, in ‘School Ties’.  This show was devised, choreographed, directed and written by Julian, Jonathan and Angela Kaufman. Having not seen ‘School Ties’ first time round I was … Read More

Goblin Market

August 8, 2005 |

I am unaware of the origins of this company prior to attending this production but I was heavily reminded of the now defunct NYMT productions that graced the same Theatre during the Fringe for years. A very talented company … Read More

The Secret Garden

August 8, 2005 |

The Secret Garden has one of the best sets I have seen so far on the fringe. The costumes and direction match the set in their beauty and complexity. The singing and clever use of props should also be … Read More

Guys and Dolls

August 8, 2005 |

A highly spirited production of Frank Loesser’s musical set in 1950’s New York, played by a company of young performers either current or past members of Merchiston Castle School and St.George’s School for Girls. The story follows the unlikely … Read More

A Slice of Saturday Night

August 8, 2005 |

I can’t understood why this feel good Heather Brothers musical has never really captured the public’s imagination despite numerous attempts. It has good numbers, a funny script and gives scope for audience participation, but it’s never been a massive … Read More

Hair

August 8, 2005 |

Any child of the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s, will hear Aquarius and think of the musical ‘Hair’ famous or infamous for introducing nudity to the stage. Sorry to disappoint but the Deep Blue Theatre’s presentation is totally void of … Read More

Snoopy!

August 8, 2005 |

Someone has to draw the short straw and be first on my viewing list, this year it is the turn of Hot Box’s production of ‘Snoopy’. This company’s reputation for producing good shows has been known and documented by … Read More

Johnny Guitar

August 8, 2005 |

Presenting the European Premiere of ‘Johnny Guitar’ the Festival Theatre USA has brought, what I can only describe as a melodramatic, root’n toot’n cowboy musical, to the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Vienna , Margo Upham runs a gambling saloon … Read More

Somewhere in France with you

August 8, 2005 |

Silvery Moon Productions specialise in nostalgic entertainment from the Victorian era onwards.  ‘Somewhere in France with You’ is there 2005 Fringe production, Written and directed by Lynn Radnedge. The cast are Mike Francis as Corporal Reginald Brownhill, Lynn Radnedge … Read More