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Birdsong – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Sebastian Faulks Adapter: Rachel Wagstaff Director(s): Alistair Whatley & Charlotte Peters Reviewer: Dominic Corr “Never again”; the imperative words uttered regarding the First World War. Yet, in the darkest moments of human history we find an enticing light to the subject. Whether it be through respect, education or simply guilt, the lessons we garner from these times are urgent. ...

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Son of a Preacher Man – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Warner Brown Director & Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys If you listen closely you can hear the sound of the late, great Dusty Springfield turning in her grave at this travesty of a musical that weaves her greatest hits around a series of utterly banal love stories. Unlike Dusty, who sang “I just don’t know what to ...

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NEWS: Return of festive favourite for Citizens Theatre’s first season at Tramway

Tickets are now on sale for the first two productions to be staged during the Citizens Theatre’s first season at Tramway: Cyrano de Bergerac and the return of one of the Citizens Theatre’s most successful productions to date, A Christmas Carol. While temporarily presenting work at Tramway, Citizens Theatre have stated that audiences can be assured that productions will retain ...

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Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Martin McCormick Director: Andy Arnold Designer: Charlotte Lane Lighting Design: Dave Shea Sound Design: Ross Brown Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s into the insular world of the reclusive Ma and Pa that we eavesdrop in award-winning actor and playwright Martin McCormick’s Ma Pa and the Little Mouths. The play, presented as a rehearsed reading as part of last year’s Mayfesto, ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera’s much-loved Pop-Up Opera on tour this summer

Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera is back on the road from May 2018, with three shows for audiences of all ages: A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore, A Little Bit of Eugene Onegin and Be A Sport, Spike!, which has been commissioned by Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Performed in Scottish Opera’s fully accessible travelling ...

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Creditors – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adapter: David Grieg Director: Stewart Laing Reviewer: Dominic Corr Revenge is, as they say, best served cold. Patiently savoured over a lengthy amount of time. Along with its key partner in crime; manipulation, the pair comprise the central themes of August Strindberg’s Creditors. Written in 1888, now adapted again to the Royal Lyceum’s stage, the path to ...

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Fat Friends: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Kay Mellor Director: Kay Mellor Lyrics: Kay Mellor Music: Nick Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on Kay Mellor’s 2000 TV Show about the lives of the members of a Leeds slimming club, Fat Friends has now had the musical theatre treatment. It’s six weeks shy of Kelly’s wedding and she’s ready to float down the aisle in her ...

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McLuckie’s Line – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Martin Travers and Martin Docherty Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Lawrence McLuckie isn’t exactly living up to his name; the down on his luck actor frantically fills the silence as he awaits the call from his agent to determine if he’s up for the dream role, the lead in a big budget Netflix movie. Whilst waiting on the call, he also ...

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