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Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Martin McCormick Director: Andy Arnold Designer: Charlotte Lane Lighting Design: Dave Shea Sound Design: Ross Brown Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s into the insular world of the reclusive Ma and Pa that we eavesdrop in award-winning actor and playwright Martin McCormick’s Ma Pa and the Little Mouths. The play, presented as a rehearsed reading as part of last year’s Mayfesto, ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera’s much-loved Pop-Up Opera on tour this summer

Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera is back on the road from May 2018, with three shows for audiences of all ages: A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore, A Little Bit of Eugene Onegin and Be A Sport, Spike!, which has been commissioned by Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Performed in Scottish Opera’s fully accessible travelling ...

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Creditors – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adapter: David Grieg Director: Stewart Laing Reviewer: Dominic Corr Revenge is, as they say, best served cold. Patiently savoured over a lengthy amount of time. Along with its key partner in crime; manipulation, the pair comprise the central themes of August Strindberg’s Creditors. Written in 1888, now adapted again to the Royal Lyceum’s stage, the path to ...

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Fat Friends: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Kay Mellor Director: Kay Mellor Lyrics: Kay Mellor Music: Nick Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on Kay Mellor’s 2000 TV Show about the lives of the members of a Leeds slimming club, Fat Friends has now had the musical theatre treatment. It’s six weeks shy of Kelly’s wedding and she’s ready to float down the aisle in her ...

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McLuckie’s Line – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Martin Travers and Martin Docherty Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Lawrence McLuckie isn’t exactly living up to his name; the down on his luck actor frantically fills the silence as he awaits the call from his agent to determine if he’s up for the dream role, the lead in a big budget Netflix movie. Whilst waiting on the call, he also ...

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The Monster and Mary Shelley – Platform, Glasgow

Writer: Stewart Ennis Director: Peter Clerke Design: Ali McLaurin Lighting: Paul Froy Music: Richard Williams The Villa Diodati near Lake Geneva. Summer, but not any old summer. This was 1816, dubbed "the year without summer", incessant rain, thunder and lightning, cock's crowing at noon and orange snow covering the mountainsides. Months previously Mount Tamboro in Indonesia had erupted, spewing clouds ...

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Gut – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Zinnie Harris Reviewer: Dominic Corr We can reason with our heart, we can rationalise inside our heads. Yet we find it so very difficult to persuade a gut instinct. A visceral, primal stance which has a uniquely tangible feeling when we feel something wrong. It is, however, the blindest feeling we place trust in. ...

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Legally Blonde – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Anthony Williams Writer: Heather Hach Choreographer: Dean Street Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Omigod, you guys! Elle Woods is everyone’s favourite blonde haired, fashion-obsessed, Chihuahua-owning cheerleader. To an outsider, she may just be the dumb golden-haired girl but after following her high school sweetheart to Harvard Law School, Elle Woods finds out that there is more that defines her than her ...

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