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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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Scottish Opera’s Macbeth – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave, English translation by Andrew Porter Director : Dominic Hill Reviewer : R. G. Balgray Much thought, time and effort has clearly gone into Scottish Opera’s staging of Verdi’s Macbeth. Hardly surprising: their production of this “dark and brooding masterpiece” is intended as a celebration of 2014, “The Year of Homecoming”. At 2 hours ...

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Cinderella – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director &Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Composer: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Katie Mitchell What was originally a German folk tale, Cinderella is a timeless story which has been much adapted for both stage and screen. Renowned for recreation and putting their very own pointe-shoe stamp on stories, Northern Ballet has yet again turned this traditional fairy-tale into something quite dazzling. The story ...

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The Celts in Seville – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Tony Roper Lighting Designer: Scott Gordon Director: Tony Roper Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Fans of Celtic FC are in for a treat as Tony Roper's revival of his 2008 play The Celts in Seville, returns to Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre. Providing another opportunity to relive the build up to the UEFA Cup Final of 2003, expect music, farce and fun in ...

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West Side Story – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Choreography: Joey McKneely (Based on original work by Jerome Robbins) Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondhein Reviewer: Michelle Haynes It’s hard to believe that when it was originally written West Side Story had a rough battle to get accepted by producers or even gain funding. Now regarded as a classic, Joey McKneely takes us ...

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Peter James’ The Perfect Murder – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the novel by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Designer: Michael Holt Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Crime is the most popular genre of fiction in the UK and Peter James is one of its foremost proponents: frequently inhabiting the best-seller lists, selling 5 million copies of his novels in the UK alone and 13 million copies worldwide. His ...

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