Below is a selection of reviews from our 2019 production, My Fair Lady.

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“If the words “amateur dramatics” are two that fill your heart with dread and terror, then be prepared to re-adjust your thoughts as this production from SLO is as good (often better) in every area as many professional productions that I have seen over the last few years, and they just got everything right tonight.”  (Read Here)

Southside Advertiser

“Judging from the high standard you’d never guess that this production of MY FAIR LADY is performed by Edinburgh’s oldest amateur operatic society! Yes you read that correctly, The Southern Light Opera Company is an Amateur company! Cor blimey! .”  (Read Here)

Theatre News

“Whilst the sheer size of the cast could leave the chorus scenes cluttered and messy for a lesser cast, Southern Light thrives in the chaotic coordination of the larger numbers.”  (Read Here)

Young Perspective

“All in all, a tremendous experience with fantastic sets, toe tapping music and a casts enthusiasm that was truly infectious. This show had me beaming from ear to ear..”  (Read Here)

Scotland’s Top Hostels

“…a sumptuously staged production. It also boasts a truly outstanding central performance; if the rest is a little overshadowed as a result, it is nevertheless highly impressive.”  (Read Here)

All Edinburgh Theatre

“Rivalled only by the pantomime as Edinburgh’s theatrical event of the year, at 122 years old the society’s sense of camaraderie and adoration for the community and stage is clear to see.”  (Read Here)

The Skinny

“Bringing to stage George B. Shaw‘s classic, most recognisable play, Pigmalion, is no mean feat, and this amateur troupe shine in this beautifully executed musical. The musical production is polished, professional, and thoroughly enjoyable.”  (Read Here)

The Wee Review

“Southern Light Opera, though, refuse to be daunted, and they go a fair way to making this production their own.”  (Read Here)

The Reviews Hub

…a feast for the eyes and ears, from the elaborate costumes of the Embassy Ball to the intricate ensemble dances, brimming with vibrancy. This resulted in a funny and enjoyable performance, bursting with energy that could be felt from the Stalls to the Upper Circle.”  (Read Here)

The Student Newspaper

“The sizeable S.L.O. chorus shone as usual, and, when it came to production numbers, the show simply exceeded any superlatives at my discretion.”  (Read Here)