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Job Seekers Anonymous- The Arches, Glasgow

Writers: Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Job Seekers Anonymous is a unique and humorous piece exploring the unemployment situation in the UK through song, story, satire and silliness. More cabaret piece with sketch show elements rather than all-out theatrical work, the duo of Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit examine their own and other’s experiences of unemployment, being ...

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Under the Mulberry Tree – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Timothy Jones Director: Hannah Eidinow Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Edinburgh is labouring under a glut of plays, written by men, about how infertility turns women into psychopathic harridans.At the Lyceum, Tim Barrow’s Union is busy portraying Queen Anne, on the back of her miscarriages, as an unhinged despot who goes about breast-feeding a swaddled doll, leaving off occasionally to oppress ...

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Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites – The Arches, Glasgow

Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Somewhere between a theatre show and a would-be pop concert, Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites brings songs that will move and inspire, a lightning fast journey that takes the audience from the depths of failure to a collective euphoria in the space of a few songs: as long as you’re willing to join along. An early 90’s ...

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Wendy Hoose – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Johnny McKnight Directors: Johnny McKnight &Robert Softley Gale Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Studio at the Festival Theatre is gaining a reputation for hosting gems. And Wendy Hoose the new one-act play from Random Accomplice and Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, is another diamond to add to their swag stock-take. Running at just over an hour, this exploration of what ...

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Admission One Shilling – The Brunton, Musselburgh

Deviser: Nigel Hess Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Val Baskott One shilling equalled six Woodbines or three pints of beer when war broke out in 1939. Myra Hess, already an internationally acclaimed concert pianist for three decades, felt keenly the need to keep classical music alive and accessible during wartime restrictions. Foregoing her USA tour, she lobbied and used her influence ...

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Caroline Rhea – The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow

Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Caroline Rhea, most commonly known as Aunt Hilda from cult 90’s show Sabrina the Teenage Witch brought her unique comedic styling to Glasgow for one night only this weekend. While paying homage to the Sabrina fans’ memories of the show (including nods to arch nemesis Salem the black cat), memories were quickly put aside for what could ...

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Union – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Mark Thomson Writer: Tim Barrow Reviewer: Amy Taylor The Act of Union and its many players are just one of the focuses of Tim Barrow’s Union, a new work that reveals just how Scotland became part of the United Kingdom in 1707. Directed by Mark Thomson, this new work showcases the talents of a united cast, but a strong ...

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Robin Cousins’ ICE – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Creator: Robin Cousins Producers: Jamie Wilson, Matthew Mitchell, Duncan C. Weldon, Paul Elliot Set and Costume: David Shields Lighting: Tim Mitchell Sound: Gareth Owen Music Supervisor: Maurice Luttikhuis Reviewer: Michelle Haynes Spring may have officially sprung, yet it’s still winter at the Festival Theatre as Robin Cousins; best known now as the main judge of ITVs’ Dancing on Ice, brings ...

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