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Edward Scissorhands – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Tim Burton &Caroline Thompson Director: Matthew Bourne Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Terry Davies &Danny Elfman Design: Lez Brotherston Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthew Bourne's contemporary ballet of Tim Burton's much-loved movie Edward Scissorhands has been re-set to the 1950's in this breathtaking version. The storyline follows many of the main plot themes of the 1990 film but it is by ...

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The Full Monty – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Designer: Robert Jones Choreographer: Ian West Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett Based on the now infamous film, original screenplay writer Simon Beaufoy rewrites for the stage his 1997 movie The Full Monty. Set against the demise of Sheffield steel works, high unemployment and tough times in the wake of 80's Thatcherism, six assorted men from ...

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The Kite Runner – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Spangler From the novel by: Khaled Hosseini Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Gareth Davies Only recently Afghanistan was in the news headlines again. Since the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001, you could be forgiven for thinking that Afghanistan existed only as a site of military fightback, so Khaled Hosseini's internationally bestselling novelThe Kite ...

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Grupo Corpo – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director: Paulo Pederneiras Choreographer: Rodrigo Pederneiras Music: Carlos Nunes &Jose Miguel Wisnik Reviewer: Lesley J Russell Groupo Corpo in English translates as “group body”, bodies working together. This is certainly the case in this two-part piece. In existencesince 1975, Paulo Pederneiras, Dance Consortium company director works with his brother, director, Rodrigo, who strives to make a dance “inside our ...

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Riverdance – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: John McColgan Musical Director: Patrick Mangan Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Riverdance took the world by storm in 1994 as an interval act for Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest, 20 years later it celebrates its anniversary by embarking on a world tour, showing the magic has never left it. Combining music, song and dance in a two hour extravaganza, Riverdance secures its ...

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Barnum – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Writer: Mark Bramble (adapted by Cameron Macintosh and Mark Bramble) Choreographer: Andrew Wright Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The story of P.T. Barnum, billed the world’s greatest showman, swings into the Edinburgh Playhouse with a blast of colour and fun this week. Cameron Macintosh’s revival of this production after a record ...

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The Mousetrap – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Dominic Corr With over 60 years of mystery and well over 25,000 performances Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap lives on firmly at King’s Theatre Edinburgh. As the classic whodunit of the theatre The Mousetrap has kept the identity of its murderer secret in the longest running production of modern times. This anniversary tour brings ...

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Thriller Live! – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Callum Stott If you are expecting a musical, telling the story of Michael Jackson’s life and rise to the top, this may not be the show for you, but if a pure homage to the music and energy of the man we called the 'King of Pop' is what you’re after, welcome to Thriller Live! ...

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