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Living with the Lights On – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

man holdinh head in hands

Writer: Mark Lockyer Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Harriet Brace A show that welcomes its audience with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and late-comers with a round of applause, has a personal and self-deprecating touch – cheekily taking aim at lofty and ‘important’ theatre with a well-placed Hobnob and a handshake. Based on the real-life experiences of actor Mark ...

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Hedda Gabler – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

woman in white slip

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adapter: Patrick Marber Director: Ivo van Hove Reviewer: Dominic Corr The confines of the corset are no more. Stripped bare of unnecessary frivolities, Ivo van Hove’s reputation for successfully coaxing texts into a modern setting is well known. Relying on subtlety and talent, as opposed to grandeur, has paid off for the National Theatre as Norwegian playwright, ...

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Crazy For You – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music and Lyrics: George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin Book: Ken Ludwig Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the 1930 musical Girl Crazy, (where Ethel Merman made her stage debut and turned Ginger Rogers into a star overnight) and utilising the glorious back catalogue of the Gershwin brothers, Crazy For You was reworked in the 1990s by Ken Ludwig ...

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Love Song to Lavender Menace – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

man kissing book

Writer: James Ley Director: Ros Philips Reviewer: Emily Hall Edinburgh needs Love Song to Lavender Menace. Not only a stunningly beautiful play, but an essential portrait of LGBTQ+ life in the capital in the 1980s. This Royal Lyceum run is an indispensable cultural event for a city with a vivacious queer community, an internationally renowned theatre scene and too many ...

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The Brothers Karamazov – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Richard Crane after Fyodor Dostoyevsky Director: Faynia Williams Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Four central performances of considerable strength mark Richard Crane and Faynia Williams’ revived production of Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov as the highlight of the Tron Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Notoriously difficult to translate, thought to be un-stageable and widely regarded as one of the greatest achievements in world ...

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The Addams Family – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

child in skull onesie with noose around neck

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Whatever has happened to The Addams Family? What kind of world do we live in where bitter and twisted Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a thoroughly ordinary young man? That's the premise of Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa's musical ...

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The Kite Runner – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Adapted by: Matthew Spangler Director: Giles Croft Adapter Matthew Spangler describes Khaled Hosseini’s novel, on which this play is based, as ‘a story about a father and son; a story about two best friends; a love story; a story about transnational immigration and refugees; a story about the relative peace in Afghanistan in the 1970s; global politics; class and ethnicity; ...

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Weegie Hink Ae That present Where Ye Fae? – Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow

four tracksuit clad young men

Writers: Gregor Mackay, Conor Hardie, Jack Jarvis Gouther & Elliot Hannigan Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys New Scottish sketch group, Weegie Hink Ae That, take the most familiar (and embarrassing) Glasgow stereotypes, and oh so cleverly put a new spin on them to create an original, and frequently hysterically funny evening of comedy in their show Where Ye Fae? There’s no doubt, from ...

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