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The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Dominic Corr From the instant that familiar melody starts, the audience instinctively clicks their fingers. After 80 years, the grotesquely charming family has found another medium. From comic strip to animation, television, film and in 2010 to the glitz of Broadway, this week Scotland welcomes the ...

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Out of Order – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Shaun Williamson and Andrew Hall in Out of Order

Writer & Director: Ray Cooney OBE Reviewer: Harriet Brace “Do you think I could go out and come back in again?” The immortal tagline of any bad day is instantly relatable, echoes with resigned frustration – and perfectly sums up Ray Cooney’s theatrical farce Out of Order. The award-winning dramedy follows the misfortunes of junior minister Richard Willey, whose roguish ...

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Nell Gwynn – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dominic Corr Celebrity is hardly a new concept. Only a few centuries ago, one of England's first actresses would help shape the very pop culture we all hate to adore. Nell Gwynn; orange merchant, turned actress, turned mistress to the King, was more than her titles. She was a living, breathing woman who ...

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The Wedding Singer – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Writers: Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore romantic comedy of the same name, The Wedding Singer cashes in our nostalgia for the decade that taste forgot: big hair, big shoulder pads, and even bigger mobile phones. Jilted at the altar, hapless romantic Robbie ...

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All or Nothing – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Book: Carol Harrison Music & Lyrics: The Small Faces Director: Carol Harrison Originating Director: Tony McHale Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys A guitar smashes, someone storms off stage and so starts the story of seminal Mod band The Small Faces. Following in the footsteps of the Kinks' musical Sunny Afternoon, All or Nothing capitalises on the wave of nostalgia for 60s bands, and ...

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Hay Fever – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

cast of citizens theatre lyceum edinburgh hayfever noel coward

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Harriet Brace A touch of Coward comedy is just the ticket as Glasgow prepares to welcome Spring. With a country house setting, bright young things, talk of open air and silly games, Hay Fever breaths fresh life into a city finally emerging from Winter and follows a Citz season heavy with dark, brooding ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Director: Matt Salisbury Writer: Alan Janes Choreographer: Miguel Angel Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story relives the short but legendary career of Buddy Holly, from his humble beginnings on country radio to his meteoric rise to the top of the charts and his tragic death in 1959. Buddy is a real test of endurance; Act I runs painfully ...

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NEWS: Elaine C. Smith comes home to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre pantomime

By FRASER MACDONALD First Lady of Scottish pantomime Elaine C. Smith returns to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow this Christmas to star in Sleeping Beauty. Smith, a firm panto favourite, returns to the King’s stage for the first time since 2004 where she played the title role in Mother Goose. Her first appearance at the King’s pantomime was in 1996 ...

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