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Musicals 2007 Archives - One4Review

Company

August 8, 2007 |

Musicals written by Stephen Sondheim have complicated storylines, imaginative intricate melodies and lyrics and are notoriously difficult to produce and direct but when done properly are superb. At last year’s Fringe Kent-Mcardle Productions presented, Richard Maltby Junior’s ‘Closer Than … Read More

Little Shop of Horrors

August 8, 2007 |

I thought I had seen every variation possible for productions of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ not so! We enter a room full of people in dark suits, white shirts, black ties and shades. They start to tell us a … Read More

The Confessions of Julian Po

August 8, 2007 |

Historically the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) send absolute top quality students to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The two musicals during 2007 Fringe must have one of the very best ensembles I have seen … Read More

Marlene Dietrich 

August 8, 2007 |

Over the years I have gone to productions in several different languages none of which I have any knowledge of. This year it was Georgian with English subtitles!! The Tbilisi Vaso Abashidze State Theatre of Music & Drama, Georgia … Read More

Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision

August 8, 2007 |

We in the UK generally do not take the Eurovision Contest very seriously, or so I thought. I know those continentals do, especially from my experience the Greeks. However, maybe I’m wrong judging from the hoards of Fringe punters … Read More

Newley – The Singer and His Songs

August 8, 2007 |

Anthony Newley is remembered as an actor, cabaret artist, composer, mime and singer on stage, on TV and in films. Geoff and I saw him at the Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh in the title role ‘Scrooge’. David Boyle, performer, has … Read More

Failed States

August 8, 2007 |

An innocent man finds himself trapped in a nightmare world as laws designed to protect against the threat of terror wreak havoc upon his life. Joseph is an American living in the UK with his pregnant Persian fiancée, some … Read More

Pippin

August 8, 2007 |

I adore this musical yet I have only ever seen amateur productions, as it is not frequently performed. It is suitable for small groups but is most often performed by large companies. In this case this fringe adaptation is … Read More

From OZ to Edinburgh via Broadway

August 8, 2007 |

Jay Weston managed to come from Australia to Edinburgh for a short run during the Fringe Festival but also managed to catch a bad cold and throat infection. I was unaware of the extent of his illness but was … Read More

Richard O’Brien’s   Mepheistopheles Smith

August 8, 2007 |

It is probably not a well-known fact that this is the second outing at the Fringe for ‘Mephistopheles Smith’. First time round in 1995 it was its creator Richard O’Brien in the title role and from what we remember … Read More