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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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Refugee Boy – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Benjamin Zephaniah Adaptor: Lemin Sissay Director: Gail McIntyre Designer: Emma Williams Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald A play dealing with the issue of immigration may seem relevant in tackling social attitudes in the modern day, Refugee Boy, however, tackles the issue from a different perspective, resulting in an emotionally stirring and hard-hitting piece with a poignancy that few other productions are ...

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The Confessions of Gordon Brown – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kevin Toolis Director: Kevin Toolis Reviewer: Michelle Haynes Back to Edinburgh after a huge success in the Fringe Festival 2013 and London’s West End, writer and director Kevin Toolis brings us his hilarious satire The Confessions of Gordon Brown. Nearly four years after stepping down as Prime Minister, we get a glimpse into the stresses and strains Brown faced ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer &Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Designer: Nigel Hook Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It would seem that farce is experiencing something of a renaissance at the moment. Hot on the heels of the recent national tour of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off and the recent three year run of One Man Two Guv’nors in the West End comes ...

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