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Mamma Mia! – Edinburgh Playhouse

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Music &Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus &Stig Anderson Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sometimes, all you need at this time of year is to escape the hustle and bustle of festive shopping, freezing temperatures and the shock of your ever-dwindling bank account. 17 years after its first appearance on stage, Benny Andersson ...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Anthony Neilson (based on the work of Lewis Carroll) Director: Anthony Neilson Reviewer: Dominic Corr After 165 years, Lewis Carroll's masterstroke of literature, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is still perhaps the single most influential piece of fantasy work in both British and global fantasy. Its utter absurdity located in character, setting and its departure from traditional storytelling, make it ...

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The Snaw Queen – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Johnny McKnight Director: Johnny McKnight Choreographer: Darren Brownlie Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The news that Johnny McKnight was back at the helm of the Tron panto for 2016 was met with almost universal relief. After a slight misstep last year, Scotland's king of modern panto is back in Glasgow and The Snaw Queen marks a return to the top-class festive form ...

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The Shakespeare Revue – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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Devised by: Christopher Luscombe &Malcolm McKee Director: Malcolm McKee Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Five gifted performers, a piano and 400 years of The Bard, make the foundations of The Shakespeare Revue, currently delivering its old-fashioned charms at the Theatre Royal this week. Beginning its theatrical life as a fund-raiser for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1994, creators Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm ...

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Elfie’s Magical Adventure – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Iain Gordon Director: Iain Gordon Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Following on from the success of Elfie, the lovable Christmas Elf from last year’s panto, The Pavilion welcomes him back for an adventure like no other. This year’s offering will entertain the whole family and fill even the most cynical of hearts with Christmas cheer. On a quest to save Christmas, ...

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Aladdin – The Brunton, Musselburgh

Writer &Director: Mark Cox Reviewer: Dominic Corr Can you feel it? That tangible aura of campness and cheap gags, altered pop hits and glitter galore. Not only is winter approaching, not only is it the time of frost and overpriced festive markets, it is also that most welcomed, yet feared season of all; panto time. That most British of traditions graces ...

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Sunny Afternoon – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys From Muswell Hill to the top of the charts, via endless discord, constant ripping off from their managers, unexpected parenthood, depression and a war with the US trade unions, Sunny Afternoon is a spirited, celebratory, witty, joyous departure from the usual musical ...

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