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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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Jarrod Dickenson – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It seems silly to label Nashville based, Texan troubadour Jarrod Dickenson a new, rising star, he’s an artist who’s been on the scene since 2010. However, now that the appetite for musical Americana is gathering momentum in the UK, Dickenson’s reputation is building, and with speed. He’s in Glasgow at the world-famous King Tut’s with just his ...

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Fat Friends: The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Resident Director: Craig Armstrong Writer: Kay Mellor Choreographer: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As the summer sun begins to peek out from the infinite greyness of above, the time comes to consider if our beach bodies are ready for public display. As luck would have it, someone else is watching their waistline – and they are bringing their whole family ...

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Eugene O'Neill Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Torran McEwan The play starts with an uncomfortable mimicry of a happy family. Mary and James, the parents of the family, are embarrassingly cute, professing their love for one another while their sons faux-retch. But despite everyone’s herculean efforts, the façade is falling apart. Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play tracks one day, from breakfast ...

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War Horse – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nick Stafford From the novel by: Michael Morpurgo Directors: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Reviewer: Gareth Davies More than a decade after first galloping onto the stage, the National Theatre's production of War Horse has been a major theatrical export, having played to over seven million around the world. In the centenary year of the end of the war ...

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Cathy – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Adrian Jackson Writer: Ali Taylor Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald To commemorate 50 years since the release of Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home and on their 25th anniversary, Cardboard Citizens theatre company revive Ali Taylor’s Cathy. After an unexpected visit from her new landlord, Cathy quickly finds herself possessing only the clothes she has stuffed in the bag carried by her ...

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Rob Auton: The Hair Show – The Stand, Glasgow

Writer: Rob Auton Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Humour is a subjective matter, which is always worth remembering before entering into the murky den of The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow. Rob Auton, in his Hair Show, proves that his quirky comedy may not be to everyone’s tastes but is undeniably clever. Rob Auton’s zany trip into his head is preceded by ...

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