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Cinderella – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director &Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Composer: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Katie Mitchell What was originally a German folk tale, Cinderella is a timeless story which has been much adapted for both stage and screen. Renowned for recreation and putting their very own pointe-shoe stamp on stories, Northern Ballet has yet again turned this traditional fairy-tale into something quite dazzling. The story ...

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The Celts in Seville – Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Tony Roper Lighting Designer: Scott Gordon Director: Tony Roper Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Fans of Celtic FC are in for a treat as Tony Roper's revival of his 2008 play The Celts in Seville, returns to Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre. Providing another opportunity to relive the build up to the UEFA Cup Final of 2003, expect music, farce and fun in ...

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West Side Story – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Choreography: Joey McKneely (Based on original work by Jerome Robbins) Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondhein Reviewer: Michelle Haynes It’s hard to believe that when it was originally written West Side Story had a rough battle to get accepted by producers or even gain funding. Now regarded as a classic, Joey McKneely takes us ...

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Peter James’ The Perfect Murder – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the novel by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Designer: Michael Holt Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Crime is the most popular genre of fiction in the UK and Peter James is one of its foremost proponents: frequently inhabiting the best-seller lists, selling 5 million copies of his novels in the UK alone and 13 million copies worldwide. His ...

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Eternal Love – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Howard Brenton Music: William Lyons Director: John Dove Reviewer: Edie Ranvier On hearing the title of this play, you could be forgiven for and expecting a sequel to Love, Actually or some similar schmaltz. On hearing that Howard Benton’s new play Eternal Love is indeed a love story, but one doomed from the start and weighed down with some ...

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Jezebel – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Mark Cantan Revival Director: Lynne Parker Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Rough Magic Theatre Company presents Jezebel, a show that tackles a subject not many people are comfortable discussing: threesomes. Despite 15% of couples admitting to having a threesome at some point, the issue remains taboo. Not so for this theatre company, who provide an entertaining, if at times shallow, look ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Choreographer: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 45 nights into a 48 date tour of his show Licence to Thrill, Brendan Cole's energy and enthusiasm for his art is seemingly unwavering. It is testament to Cole's talent, engaging and generous personality and the first class quality of this show that, right from the outset, Cole had this ...

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The Hold – National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Director: Maria Oller Writer: Adrian Osmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor As one of the characters in Lung Ha’s The Hold laments, “The past is always present”, but as Maria Oller’s production of Adrian Osmond’s play reveals, the past, while ever-present and always following us is also furiously unforgiving. Taking place in various rooms and exhibitions in the National Museum of Scotland, ...

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