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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Edgar From the novel by: Robert Louis Stevenson Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Gareth Davies There is much that sends shivers of terror down the spine from this touring production of David Edgar's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella. The original story almost single-handedly created the genre of psychological horror, but perhaps the scariest thing here is the ...

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Art – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Yasmina Reza Translator: Christopher Hampton Original Director: Matthew Warchus Director: Ellie Jones Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An almost universal hit on its debut in the 90s, French playwright Yasmina Reza’s Tony, Olivier and Moliere Award-winning Art, has embarked on a multi date revival tour of the U.K. Serge (Nigel Havers), a divorced dermatologist, Marc (Denis Lawson) an engineer and Yvan ...

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Locker Room Talk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Dominic Corr Words have magnificent power. Some of us try to make careers from them, quite often though many of us use them to wound. Dusting off the classic; “the pen is mightier than the sword”, these words are the force behind the pen. With titular inspiration by Donald Trump and now following ...

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Jersey Boys – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Des McAnuff Writer: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The rise and fall of four unlikely stars from Jersey is well documented, yet few know the real story of how Frankie Castelluccio and his questionable chums became one of the most recognisable quartets in music. So who better to tell the tale than the ...

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Brennan Reece: Everlong – The Stand, Glasgow

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Brennan Reece’s Everlong tour hit Glasgow The Stand Comedy Club this week, bringing with it a cheeky, heartfelt hour of hilarious comedy and touching anecdotes that set him apart from so many on the scene today. Reece jumps onto the stage at the intimate Glasgow venue and is instantly funny. Self-depreciating humour can be overdone, but Reece ...

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Bunny – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer : Jack Thorne Director: Paul Brotherston Reviewer: Torran McEwan It’s just the usual walk home from school for Katie. Her school bag in one arm, clarinet in the other, yet she still manages to hold hands with Abe, her disinterested older boyfriend. But this bunny is about to go down the rabbit hole. Tron Theatre Company’s production of Bunny ...

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This House – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: James Graham Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs The years between 1974 and 1979 saw two general elections, both in 1974, a Government lose its slender majority and face two votes of no confidence, as well as the Prime Minister resigning the post two years into his term, and the rise to power of the person who became the most ...

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Rhinoceros – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene Ionesco Adapter: Zinnie Harris Director: Murat Daltaban Reviewer: Gareth Davies There is much in the modern world that we might reasonably describe as absurd. But not the fun kind of absurd, like the charmingly harmless nonsense of Alice in Wonderland, where animals talk gobbledegook and logic is inverted to wry effect. There is a darker kind of absurdity ...

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