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Death of a Salesman – Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

two men sitting on chairs one at desk

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Some plays have the ability to feel as if they belong to whatever time they are performed, their relevance remaining in spite of the years that have passed since they were first performed. Death of a Salesman is one such play and the Royal and Derngate touring production more than does justice to ...

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Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

man and woman embracing while couples dance in background

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Federico Bellone Choreographer: Gillian Bruce Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the much-adored 1987 movie, the 2006 musical theatre version of Dirty Dancing was the fastest-selling show in West End history, with advanced sales of a staggering £15 million. And its popularity shows no sign of abating, despite an atrocious 2017 TV movie remake. This revamped version ...

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The Crucible – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

A mand and woman stand facing one another, his hands on her arms

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Douglas Rintoul Designer: Anouk Schiltz Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Telling the tale of the Salem Witch Trials, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a key text for high school students with good reason. With its broader themes as applicable in today's world as in the times of the Trials, it is rightly regarded as a classic. Miller’s ability ...

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M¡longa – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

group of male and female dancers in hold dancing tango

M¡longa, the music of tango, the place where it is danced, a tango event. This evening is dedicated to one of the most vital genres of dance, from its roots in Argentina to a more contemporary flair. With seventeen performers, including live music, Dance Consortium seek to provide Tango for the 21st Century. No overarching narrative is present. Instead, performances ...

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Dirty Dancing – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

A couple dancing in hold with another woman

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Federico Bellone Choreographer: Gillian Bruce Reviewer: Dominic Corr Dirty Dancing, the hip gyrating classic of the eighties is yet another adaptation to transfer from the silver screen to the theatrical stage. With a successful run in the West End and an already fiercely loyal fan base, is there enough content within this touring production to tide ...

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The Wedding Singer – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

jon robyns wedding singer king's theatre glasgow

Book: Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr June - the heart of wedding season. For some, weddings are the culmination of love, for others, it’s an event you trudge through for dry cake and even drier wine. Based on the film of the same name, The Wedding Singer is something to look ...

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Jane Eyre – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Charlotte Bronte Director: Sally Cookson Composer: Benji Bower Reviewer: Harriet Brace Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte’s lasting legacy. The novel for which she is best remembered, the story has endured too many retellings to count – not all of them good. But this latest reincarnation, a co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, is one that burns ...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

man and a woman drunk sitting on a sofa who's afraid of virginia woolf

Writer: Edward Albee Director: Michael Emans Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs In the early hours of the morning, a middle-aged couple with a complicated relationship is joined in their apartment by a younger couple who they met at an event a few hours earlier. With all four of them partial to drink, and not particularly great at handling it, it’s fair to say ...

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