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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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I Dreamed a Dream – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Elaine C Smith &Alan McHugh Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Gareth Ireland [rating:3.5] In 2009, Susan Boyle or SuBo sang ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ on Britain’s Got Talent. She came second but has now sold 16 million albums. The Susan Boyle Musical – I Dreamed a Dreamis the story of how Boyle came to be and what happened a little ...

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I Dreamed A Dream -Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writers: Elaine C Smith &Alan McHugh Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Geoff Lovelock [rating:1]   To say I hated this show wouldn’t be quite right, I didn’t hate it so much as emerge blinking as though from a nightmare, confused, bewildered and depressed to discover the rest of the audience appeared to have had the best night of their lives. Which ...

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I Dreamed a Dream -The Birmingham Hippodrome

Writers: Elaine C Smith &Alan McHugh Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:5] It’s 11th April 2009, and a dowdy, middle-aged woman walks onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage. The audience take one look and prepare to mock. She stumbles over her words, and tells the panel that she wants to be as successful as Elaine Paige. There’s a wolf-whistle, ...

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I Dreamed a Dream – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writers: Alan McHugh and Elaine C. Smith Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Emily Pearce [Rating:2] The Susan Boyle musical, I Dreamed a Dream, is the story of Boyle’s life set to a soundtrack of contemporary songs; the first half detailing her life growing up, the second half showcasing her rapid rise to fame. In what is sometimes known as the ultimate ...

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I Dreamed a Dream – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Director: Ed Curtis Musical Supervisor/Director/Orchestrations: Kenny Aitchinson Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Maureen Hylands [rating:5]   It's said that the words of a song are only as good as the singer, otherwise they don't mean as much. From the moment the curtain rose, the air is filled with magic, a magic that happily stays with us until the final curtain call. ...

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