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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show 2017 – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Allan Stewart Grant Stott Big Big Variety Show

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The tradition of variety theatre in Scotland is long standing. As a veteran of the scene, Allan Stewart brings his Big Big Variety Show back to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre to remind us why variety should remain at the heart of Scottish theatre. The all-star lineup includes King’s Theatre stalwart and panto baddie Grant Stott, who plays along ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Day the Music Died was how musician Don McLean commemorated the passing of fifties Rock & Roller Buddy Holly. Jukebox musicals always honour those with considerable talent, Buddy is no different. Writer Alan Janes seeks not to tell an untold story, but merely present the life of an accomplished artist ...

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The Full Monty – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: R G Balgray Given the political mood music of our own troubled times, it might just be worthwhile to remind ourselves of Thatcher’s Britain. A factory hooter at top volume, a few soundbites of Herself, and a stage set representing a shutdown factory, and we’re there: so starts The Full Monty at the ...

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Nowhere – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

cast nowhere andy arnold tron theatre glasgow

Writer & Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: Rachel Watson Nowhere is definitely something original. This immersive, innovative show takes its audience on a tour around Glasgow’s vibrant Tron Theatre, making use of all the space and giving a better insight of the theatre than ever before. Conceived and orchestrated by Andy Arnold, this 50-minute play introduces you to a variety of ...

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Pink Mist – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

cast pink mist traverse theatre

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: John Retallack & George Mann Reviewer: S.E. Webster The theatre has long been lauded as a space in which our society can challenge authority, examine the human condition, explore fresh ideas and project new voices. Thus, Owen Sheers’s highly acclaimed drama, Pink Mist forces audiences to confront and re-examine important, difficult issues, in this case the ...

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Heads Up – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

kieran hurley traverse theatre edinburgh

  Writer: Kieran Hurley Music: Michael John McCarthy Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs A visceral verbal and musical assault that paints a picture of the end of the world and suggests that we are nearer to it than we realise, or at least we may be. Heads Up is an angry but intelligent one man show that dissects the way we live today ...

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The Winter’s Tale  – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Composer: Alasdair Macrae Reviewer: S.E. Webster Spring, summer, autumn, winter.  Whatever the season audiences everywhere will be guaranteed at least one production of a Shakespearean drama. The vogue for transporting Shakespeare to new settings shows no sign of waning. Thus it is on the crest of this particular theatrical wave that Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum ...

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