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NEWS: Elaine C. Smith comes home to Glasgow’s King’s Theatre pantomime

By FRASER MACDONALD First Lady of Scottish pantomime Elaine C. Smith returns to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow this Christmas to star in Sleeping Beauty. Smith, a firm panto favourite, returns to the King’s stage for the first time since 2004 where she played the title role in Mother Goose. Her first appearance at the King’s pantomime was in 1996 ...

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Endgame – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

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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Yer Granny – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa. In a new version by Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Belfast with their production of Yer Granny. Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa, this is a new version written by Douglas Maxwell. The premise of the play is basically a ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Roberto Cossa Adapted by: Douglas Maxwell Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor It’s 1977 and above a failed fish and chip shop, a family disintegrates to the tune of The Bay CityRollers as their Granny eats and eats and eats. In fact, her voracious appetite formsthe basis of Douglas Maxwell’s adaptation of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona, ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Roberto Cossa Adaptation: Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Were you a cynic, you could accuse the National Theatre of Scotland of cashing in on the rising tide of nationalism and the appetite for locally sourced produce in its choice of Yer Granny, a Glaswegian version of Roberto Cossa's 1977 Argentinian hit comedy La Nona. Rolling out ...

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NEWS: Inverness’ Eden Court launches new season for Highland theatre fans

An exciting mix of drama, comedy, music, dance, family events and more is in store for Highland audiences at the Eden Court, Inverness, including the National Theatre of Scotland’s new comedy Yer Granny starring a host of TV comedy favourites including Gregor Fisher, Maureen Beattie, Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Barbara Rafferty. Music fans and fans of the singer/songwriter genre ...

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NEWS: His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen gives charities the chance to go to Cinders panto ball

Santa isn’t the only one making special deliveries for Christmas as His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen is giving away 300 tickets to their spectacular pantoCinderellato local community groups and charities. Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), the company which runs the theatre, and the producers of the show, Qdos Entertainment, are inviting groups to apply for the tickets through an application form ...

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True West – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Sam Shepard Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:5] In less capable hands this new production of Sam Shepard’s True West could easily have descended into cheap melodrama. It is testament to the quality of not only Shepard’s script but also the blistering abilities of the actors and artistic team at the Citizens Theatre that it proves to be ...

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