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The Belle’s Stratagem – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

people in regency dress dancing

Writer: Hannah Cowley Adaptation: Tony Cowie Director: Tony Cowie Reviewer: Dominic Corr Originally conceived in the late seventeen hundreds, Hannah Cowley's The Belle Stratagem is a sublime comedy of manners. Taking every pre- and ill-conceived notion one may have about a woman and giving it a good slap across the chops. Adapted for the Royal Lyceum we are no longer in ...

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549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

four men in a pub

Writers: Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon Director: Jack Nurse Reviewer: Torran McEwan It’s a night at the pub like any other. Four lads sit about debating politics and knocking back pints. Suddenly, the lights go out and a mysterious man appears. When the lights come back on, he’s gone, but his suitcase remains. Luckily Ellen, the bartender, has been researching ...

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The Match Box – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Frank McGuinness Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Emily Hall In ninety minutes acclaimed Irish playwright Frank McGuinness depicts the complete transformation of single Irish mother upon the sudden loss of her twelve year old daughter. Dark and captivating, the Scottish premiere of The Match Box at Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh unsettles as much as it compels. Janet Coulson delivers the ...

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Rita, Sue, and Bob Too – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer : Andrea Dunbar Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Torran McEwan ‘I don’t mess about with kids’ Bob insists to his wife, ‘how could I do a thing like that?’ Someone in the audience titters. This moment is disturbing. It illustrates Bob’s awareness that his grooming of two underage girls is wrong, but that he is unwilling to stop. Somehow in ...

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Pressure – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs ‘How could the weather ever be boring?’ is the question Dr James Stagg asks at the end of this play. While the answer could be ‘if someone talks about it for more than two hours’, thankfully that is not the case with Pressure. It, of course helps, that the weather forecast the ...

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Beautiful the Carole King Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Beginning with the now famous Carnegie Hall concert in June 1971 to celebrate her seminal album Tapestry, Beautiful the Carole King Musical, quickly flashes back 14 years to a 16-year-old King (then just plain Carol Joan Klein) about to ...

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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Mitch Sebastian Choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Designer: Sean Cavanagh Musical Supervisor: Matthew Freeman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Aiming to recreate the heyday of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas has the potential to be a huge crowd-pleaser. The show, created by Mitch Sebastian has been doing the rounds both on tour and ...

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Company – Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen

Book: George Furth Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Derek Anderson Musical Director: Nick Barstow Designer: Nick Corrall Reviewer: Duncan Harley If you are a big fan of Sondheim then this production of Company at Aberdeen Arts Centre is a must. If you are a big fan of the less radical and traditional Broadway style musical, then take a great ...

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