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

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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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That’s Entertainment – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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Choreographer: Emma Rogers Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Billed as an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, That’s Entertainment succeeds in building up the hype before the curtain rises, the production, however, does not quite fulfil these expectations. That’s Entertainment is by no means a large scale production, the production shots are somewhat deceiving in this respect. The greatest disappointment of all ...

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Annie – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

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Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Dominic Corr For just shy of forty years, Annie has often proven to be one of the most popular and sickeningly sweet musicals ever to grace the stage. This new production, however, manages to downplay the sugar and generate some genuine chemistry between its characters. The plot ...

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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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Peter Pan – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Writer: JM Barrie Adapter: Alan McHugh Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Someone's flying high above the roofs of Aberdeen this Christmas as Peter Pan arrives to sprinkle some magic fairy dust over the boys and girls who come to pay him a visit, in a swashbuckling adventure filled with fun for all the family. Peter, the boy who never ...

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This Wide Night – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Chloe Moss Director: David Greig Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Wired meets Needy. Chloe Moss’s play This Wide Night at the Tron Theatre is the story of two women, one older, one younger, who have shared a cell and their lives together in prison. Now, on the outside, they each have their adjustments to make: to come to terms with ...

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