Edinburgh Festival Day 11: Reviews: Whistle down the wind

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It is not altogether surprising to discover that the National Youth Music Theatre is supported by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Whistle Down the Wind flaunts an impressively forgettable musical score, and gushes with sentimentality, but is skilfully performed none the less. An accomplished set and some smart choreography compliment the young actors, but it is the dialogue which brings the production to life. Pitting the children's naivety against the adults' cynicism, it works best as a nostalgic lament on the loss of innocence.

George Sq Theatre (venue 37), George Sq (031-650 2001), 7pm today and 28 Aug; 3pm 27 Aug.

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