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Some Girl I Used To Know – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Terry Ronald and Denise Van Outen Director: Michael Howcroft Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Denise Van Outen has form in one-woman musicals: at one stage in her multifarious career she starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me On A Sunday, singing and acting solo to much acclaim. So she’s got plenty going for her as she hits Edinburgh with her tour ...

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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Since winning a competition at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom at the ripe old age of 10, Allan Stewart has been a variety entertainer: from Sunday Night at the London Palladium to extensive cruise ship entertainment schedules, if anyone is qualified to stage a variety show, it’s Stewart. Still a strong vocal performer with a sharp wit, Stewart opens ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: Simon Phillips Choreography: Ross Coleman &Andrew Hallsworth Musical Director: Tom Gearing Reviewer: Katie Mitchell The pink Priscilla tour bus is back in town, equipped with fluffy boas and an endless supply of cocktails and parking up for one week only at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is jam-packed with classic disco hits, creating the perfect party ...

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Blackbird – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Richard Baron Writer: David Harrower Reviewer: Amy Taylor The abusive sexual relationship between a pre-teen girl and a middle aged man is the subject of Firebrand’s revival of David Harrower’s award-winning 2005 drama, Blackbird. Directed by Richard Baron, this production begins as an unresolved dialogue between the abused and the abuser, but blurs the lines between truth, lies and ...

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Brigadoon – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner Director: Laura Jordan Reed Musical Director: Peter Robinson
 Reviewer: Edie Ranvier In a gust from the past, the Southern Light Opera Company and their director Laura Jordan Reed bring Brigadoon to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre. First staged in 1947, a few decades before the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Claude-Michel Schönberg revolutionised musical ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Betty Comden &Adolph Green Music: Nacio Herb Brown &Arthur Freed Director: Jonathan Church Choreography: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Katie Mitchell Future audiences of Singin’ in the Rain should be warned to take their umbrellas as they are in for a splash! The smash hit blockbuster from the 50's makes its way from London’s West End bringing the glitz and glamour ...

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This Wide Night – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Chloe Moss Director: David Greig Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Wired meets Needy. Chloe Moss’s play This Wide Night at the Tron Theatre is the story of two women, one older, one younger, who have shared a cell and their lives together in prison. Now, on the outside, they each have their adjustments to make: to come to terms with ...

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Happy Days: A New Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Garry Marshall Music &Lyrics: Paul Williams Director &Choreographer: Andrew Wright Designer: Tom Rogers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys TV’s favourite 1950's family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang from the beloved show Happy Days: Pinky, Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi join forces in a battle to save their beloved diner Arnold's from demolition. It’s a race against time. ...

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