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Miracle on 34 Parnie Street – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer/Director: Johnny McKnight Music &Lyrics: Ross Brown Choreographer: Darren Brownlie Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There's no denying Johnny McKnight's theatrical credentials: writer of hits such as The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam and Wendy Hoose; director of Blithe Spirit for Perth Theatre and Carmen Redux for Scottish Opera; undisputed 'King of Panto' with hit after hit here at Glasgow's Tron ...

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Top Hat – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

  Adaptation: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted from the 1935 RKO musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, writer Howard Jaques and director Matthew White transport us back to the golden age of Hollywood and a glamorous, if more simple time: an era when plot lines were lighter than ...

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Stick Man – The Spiegeltent: St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell Three actors take to the stage to sing, tell, mime and act out Julia Donaldson’s well-loved story of Stick Man. With colorful costume and props they bring the beloved story alive. Taking on the physicality of a stick!, Nick Howden takes us through the adventure and dangers Stick Man faces ...

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Rambert: Rooster – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Choreography: Shobana Jeyasingh, Barak Marshall &Christopher Bruce Music: Gabriel Prokofiev, Robert Millett &The Rolling Stones Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell This performance in three acts shows the skill and diversity of the company now known as Rambert. Danced bare foot, Terra Incognita gives a real sense of both togetherness and separation, of having and longing, changing like the ebb and flow ...

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Treasure Island – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Iain Gordon Choreographer: Robert Hamilton Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald It’s that time of year again… Oh yes it is! As the festive season approaches once more, Scotland’s Theatre of Variety brings Treasure Island, to the stage. In an original script, Jim Hawkins (Stephen Purdon) and his friends go on search for long lost treasure - but evil pirates are keen ...

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REVIEW: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: The Goodale Brothers from the works of P.G. Wodehouse Director: Sean Foley Designer: Alice Power Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The Goodale Brothers (Robert and David) have used P.G. Wodehouse's 1938 novel The Code of the Woosters as the source material for their Olivier Award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsensemaking its home at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow this ...

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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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