Review: Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street is at the Alhambra Theatre.  Pic: Darren Bell Photography.
Miracle on 34th Street is at the Alhambra Theatre. Pic: Darren Bell Photography.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Alhambra this week.

And by the time you’ve left the theatre after seeing the wonderful festive tale of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ you’ll definitely be more in the Christmas spirit.

A busy house - full of faces of all ages - was transported to New York City as we joined young Susan Walker who doesn’t believe in Santa.

That is until Kris Kringle is hired as Santa at Macy’s and casts doubt on her non believing.

It’s a story known by many, given the popularity of the 1947 film and its remakes.

If you’re a fan, you’re not likely to be disappointed.

The set, limited as it is, works well and is used cleverly.

While the stand out songs of the show are the classic ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ and also ‘That Man Over There is Santa Claus’, which is delivered with punch by Mr Macy and the supporting cast.

There were some strong performances among the cast, especially from James Murphy as Kris Kringle, Craig Berry as Macy and Ceris Hine as Susan.

If you’re looking for a show to put you in the mood for Christmas, then this is it.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ runs at the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline until Saturday, December 6.