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The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: John McGrath Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Dundee Rep’s revival of John McGrath’s 7:84 masterpiece, The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil, received huge critical acclaim last year in its initial run. Driven by an exceptional demand by audiences the length and breadth of the country to see the piece for themselves, the Rep’s revival has ...

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The Mousetrap – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: S.E. Webster On at least 26,000 occasions the stage curtain has risen over a performance of The Mousetrap. 2014 saw the 60th-anniversary tour of the classic whodunit drama sell out and now it’s back, by popular demand, at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. The Agatha Christie favourite has long held an aura of mystery ...

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Sunny Afternoon – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

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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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Music and Lyrics: The Sherman Brothers Choreographer: Stephen Mear Writer: Ian Fleming Director: James Brining Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The classic tale of inventor Caractacus Potts' fantasmagorical machine, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, swoops into Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this October. However, this particular production of the classic tale fails to cast its spell over the audience. It is impossible not to enter ...

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The Suppliant Women – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Composer: John Browne Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: S.E. Webster 2,500 years ago, the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus wrote a play that he probably never imagined would be now treading the boards of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. Nor could he have imagined that his drama would still be extremely topical thousands of years later. From immigration ...

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Democracy – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Bundesadler; a Federal Eagle drapes the stage, a constant reminder of Europe's all too recent history. Just as the overbearing black eagle serves to remind the audience of this past, Michael Frayn's piece as a whole recapitulates a time many have omitted on these isles; post-war Germany. Adeptly constructed, if ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Music: Domenico Scarlatti, Frédéric Chopin, Julia Wolfe &Astor Piazzolla Choreographer: Martin Lawrance and Richard Alston Reviewer: S.E. Webster To celebrate their 22nd anniversary, Richard Alston Dance Company is touring the nation with a repertoire of old and new work. Choreographed by Martin Lawrance and Artistic Director, Richard Alston, the performances range widely across the spectrum of contemporary dance drawing on ...

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Chicago – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Inspired by the sensational crime stories she covered during the Prohibition Era for the Chicago Tribune, and in particular the trials of two real-life Jazz Babies accused of murdering their lovers: the much-married cabaret chanteuse ...

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