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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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Glasgow Girls – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Greig Composers: Cora Bissett, The Kielty Brothers, Patricia Panther &MC Soom T Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Glasgow 2005, and the city and its high rise blocks have become home to a diverse range of asylum seekers. Drumchapel High School has become the focus for the children of these asylum seekers, but it's a world where night-time ...

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Dial M for Murder – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Frederick Knott Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Val Baskott First aired as a TV play in 1952 then a West End hit and Broadway success, it is Hitchock’s film version of Frank Knott’s Dial M for Murder that is best remembered. The play itself is a carefully crafted model of the ‘how-and-why-dunnit’ thriller brought to life again in director Lucy ...

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Private Lives – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Martin Duncan Writer:NoëlCoward Reviewer: Amy Taylor Relationships are a funny old thing; one minute you can love someone intensely, with a deep, burning, fiery passion and the next minute you could be breaking a vinyl record over their skull. At least, that is, according to Martin Duncan’s revival of Noël Coward’s classic comedy of manners, Private Lives, which tells ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Swan Lake is well known to be one of Tchaikovsky’s great musical pieces; arguably the most famous ballet of all time. In this unusual take on the classic, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake continues to cast a spell on audiences the world over 19 years from its debut ...

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Rambert’s Rooster, Subterrain & Castaways – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Artistic Director: Mark Baldwin Choreography: Christopher Bruce, Ashley Page &Barack Marshall. Composition: The Rolling Stones, Mark Anthony Turnage &Aphex Twin Reviewer: Moira Wilson Renowned ballet company Rambert return to Aberdeen with their spring tour programme. Making a much-anticipated return to the company's repertoire after a 13 years absence was Christopher Bruce's highly acclaimed Rooster. This was accompanied in the triple ...

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Eat, Pray, Laugh: Barry Humphries Farewell Tour – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Simon Phillips Designer: Brian Thomson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Bawdy, bold, loud, lecherous, lewd, the adjectives are running out to describe Barry Humphries' farewell tour. Humphries is definitely one of a kind and it will be rare to see his like again, so it is with a mixture of joy and sadness that the audience gathers to bid farewell to ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer/Producer: Alan James Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Buddy Holly is undoubtedly one of the musical greats, inspiring the likes of The Beatles to create what we know today as rock and roll. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now in its 25th year, follows how Holly became one of the most successful recording artists of the 50's be-fore his ...

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