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Cock – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Isobel McArthur and James Anthony-Pearson in Cock at Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: Robert McMillan A downward spiral in one’s life can be difficult for everyone – as the saying goes: misery certainly loves company. The Tron Theatre’s production of Cock identifies how an emotional disaster is not easy for anyone connected to the victim, which can subsequently make it harder to resolve. John (James Anthony ...

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Annie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Director: Nikolai Foster Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys As a populist piece of entertainment Annie, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's 1977 musical has always appealed to those who love their shows schmaltzy and sentimental and taking it as such, Nikolai Foster's revival will surely entertain many. There are sunny tunes a-plenty, ...

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The James Plays – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Rona Munro Director: Laurie Sansom Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Eighteen months after the National Theatre of Scotland staged this modern trilogy of Scottish history plays at the Edinburgh International Festival, the company have reunited for a mammoth six-month international tour. With a collective running time of nearly eight hours, Rona Munro's epic cycle of stories takes us on a ...

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Endgame – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray   Endgame, Beckett’s one act foray into those thoughts and moments before the final darkness, is seen by many as one of his masterpieces. It’s therefore given a suitably reverential treatment in the Citizens/HOME co-production at Glasgow Citizens Theatre; and a respectful, full house will have gone home satisfied that ...

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Piaf! The Show – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Anne Carrere in Piaf The Show

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Celebrating the centenary of Edith Piaf's birth, and partly inspired by the 2007 Oscar-winning La Vie En Rose, Anne Carrere's Piaf! The Show is the shining star of the 2016 Celtic Connections festival partnership with France. From La MômePiaf undera streetlamp in Montmartre, up the steps of theSacré Cœur, through the seedy clubs of Pigalle to Carnegie ...

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Ballet Lorent’s Snow White – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Carol Ann Duffy Director: Liv Lorent Reviewer: Robert McMillan   The Festival Theatre stages a childhood classic reinvented by going back to its grim origins. Liv Lorent and Carol Ann Duffy present the story of Snow White, both recognisable and yet foreign to its audience. Many years after becoming a widow, the Queen (Caroline Reece) sets out to seek ...

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Cirque Berserk – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Creative Director: Julius Green Reviewer: Harriet Brace The post-Christmas and New Year blues may still be lingering for many, especially in a grey and drizzly Glasgow City. But all the fun of the fair is certainly in the air… at least while Cirque Berserk is in town. The equipment-strewn set, folksy soundtrack and familiar swish of skirts and scent of ...

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The Weir – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Brian Gleeson and Gary Lydon in The Weir at the Edinburgh Lyceum. Photo: Drew Farrell

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Amanda Gaughan Reviewer: Gareth Davies If there's a chill in the air when you leave the Lyceum's latest production, it may not be just the weather. Conor McPherson's modern classic is an atmospheric tale of men and women, beer and whisky, fairies and children, often sold as a ghost story but in reality far more than ...

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