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Picnic at Hanging Rock – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Tom Wright Director: Matthew Lutton Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs On a summer’s day in 1900, three schoolgirls and their teacher disappear on a visit to Hanging Rock, a place in the Australian wilderness filled with spirits and ghosts from before the settlers arrived. Years later, five schoolgirls try to solve the mystery, but the line between recreating the myth and becoming ...

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The Commitments – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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Book: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger  Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on his 1987 novel, the first of the Barrytown trilogy and later made into a much-lauded film in 1991, Roddy Doyle has adapted his own work for the stage production of The Commitments, the tale of a group of unemployed friends from a council estate on the north side of Dublin ...

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Cinderella – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Morag Fullarton Choreographer: Ian West Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald This year sees the anticipated return of what may well be the iconic pantomime tale, Cinderella. With a star-studded cast and fresh take on the classic plot, Cinderella does well in presenting an engaging, funny and exciting magical adventure. Cinderella tells the tale of an unlikely meeting between ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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