Iain Sellick, 67, retired, Prestonpans: "The wee kids were great, it's nice to see that they're using local children and the dancers did a great job too. It was an excellent show."
Edward Laing, 66, Retired, Morningside: "Having read the books I was a little worried about how this was going to come over, but I was very impressed. All the cast were wonderful and the musical numbers were a great use of the tunes of the day to pick up the emotions of the piece.
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Ruth Glynne, 54, care worker, Saughton: "That was one of the best nights I've had out in ages, the music was fantastic and all the performers really gave it their all.I'd have liked to have seen more of the girls performing as during the fifties and sixties in particular there were so many great girl groups they could have done. They're coming back in March next year and all in all I would definitely recommend them."
Joan Wykes, 61, Longstone, bank administrator: "It was cheery for women. It just shows you how women stick together and are pals. Dolly was very funny and down-to-earth. She reminded you of somebody you used to know long ago. The set was very good, I've never been to a Steamie but my sister has and she thought the set is just how it was."
Misty Avery, 30, interior decorator, Peebles: "I have to say that I'm here with my mum and this isn't normally the sort of show I would come to. But it was alright. There were a lot of songs that I really didn't know and some that were so different to the originals that they were hard to recognise.
Penny Cassel, 28, supply teacher, Easter Road: "My sister and I have seen them a few times in Europe, but this is the first time I've seen them over here. They're utterly tremendous and deserve a bigger audience. Perhaps it's because they're not from the UK or America that they don't get the recognition, but it's possible.
Emma Gordon, 54, housewife, The Grange: "It was a lovely evening for a great cause. I think we all know someone that's been affected by cancer, and I certainly have seen first hand how good the Macmillan nurses are. They deserve a lot more recognition than they get. The Motown was superb and I did like the Gold Lame Diana Ross tribute (You Can't Hurry Love] by the three guys in those fabulous dresses.
Sally Michaels, 36, nurse, Musselburgh: "I thought it was really, really good. Lovely songs and great singing, especially from the guy on guitar (Drever). I also really liked the guy in the middle singing (Woomble) – he put a lot of emotion into it. I've lived in Musselburgh for a while now, but this is my first time to the Brunton Theatre. I would like to come back and hear this sort of thing again soon."
Jennifer Broadley, 53, Teacher, The Grange: "I thought it was fabulous, the best thing I have seen at the Traverse for a very long time. It was deeply moving, I loved the stage, I loved the setting, I loved the way it moved me and I was almost in tears at the end. It is a very difficult subject to cope with, grief and its events, but I think they did it beautifully."
Johanna Stewart, 16, school pupil, Linlithgow: "I thought it was really good acting and the set was very well done. The music was really interesting. Normally musicals are so classical and this was just different, I really liked it. The ending was really unexpected and really well done. I came with my mum and I felt kind of awkward because it was a wee bit more sexual than plays I normally see with her."
Kara Lawrence, 23, unemployed, Leith: "I came here with my mum and gran as a treat for gran's birthday and to be honest I wasn't looking forward to it as it didn't seem like my cup of tea, but I have to say I really enjoyed myself. The gags are crude and occasionally silly but there's something about the way they are put across that makes you unable to resist and you find yourself drawn into laughing. I didn't know in advance that it would be quite so filthy and my gran,
Gary, 31, community education worker, Musselburgh: "I thought it was very good. It gives an excellent description of some of the issues young men go through with their sexuality."
Julia Sydney, 23, student, Morningside: "I was looking forward to this play as I'd seen some of the performers before in various things and knew they were all very talented, but I was very disappointed with this show. I don't know if it was the play itself or the performances but somehow it had no life to it. With the exception of the actor playing the drummer it seemed flat and boring and I frankly couldn't care less about the central character."
Carrie McFadyen, 26, shop assistant, Crewe Toll: "I came along because my new boyfriend is a big fan. I'd never heard of Ray Lamontagne before, so wasn't sure what to expect, but his voice was simply amazing. He seems to breathe the words out so effortlessly, and his band were fantastic. Can't wait to check out his albums now."
Nina Reilly, 22, student, Dunfermline: "It's true we Fifers are indeed the butt of every joke ever told in Edinburgh. Tonight was great, though; even though not one of them up there, not even the lad from Fife (Pete Jackson], could say anything nice about us. I liked the compere, he was hilarious. I'd go and see him in a show of his own any time."
Jane Margaret and Alastair, both 29, doctor and lawyer, Trinity: "We both like orchestral music very much and have been looking forward to this outing for some time back.
Graham Leake, 72, retired, Marchmont: "That developed quite considerable tension and it was superbly played. I was totally convinced by Frank, his character was developed extremely well and played very strongly. It really did lead you to think what happened next. It left you wanting to know more."
Hans-Dieter Uhsadel, 34, computer consultant, Neumünster: "The Hamburg opera company is generally thought to be one of the finest in Germany. I am told that its first visit to the Edinburgh Festival took place as long as 55 years ago. Having seen the staged Holländer a few years ago in Hamburg I was keen to hear the concert version. It went well."
Lillian Ross, 58, receptionist, Trinity: "A wonderful play with really engaging characters and the dialogue was a joy to listen to. It's been a long time since I've either seen or read any Chekhov and I decided not to look up Uncle Vanya or The Three Sisters in advance of this show, but now that I've seen this I'm going to re-read them both. I thought both performers were excellent, but Niall Buggy stood out for me as a tragic figure but still left with hope at the end. I wi
Jane McDonald, 41, bereavement counsellor, Bruntsfield: "It was amazing. They must be so fit! It was quite minimal but you realise how much strength that must involve. I am in awe of the movement. They were turning round on one foot, with the other foot halfway up their back, and they were turning. How do you do that? "
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