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Alice in Weegieland – The Tron Theatre, Glasgow

man in red and black drag

Writer: Johnny McKnight Music: Ross Brown Director: Kenny Miller Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys I challenge you that nowhere else in the Pantosphere will you find songs with lyrics featuring Idi Amin, Mussolini and Robert Mugabe, than at the Tron Theatre in its irresistible festive offering, Alice In Weegieland. The Tron has always set itself apart with it’s originality and innovation. With ...

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Chick Whittington – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Director: Johnny McKnight Writer: Johnny McKnight Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald In the year the University of Stirling turns 50, it’s apt that its in-house arts centre’s pantomime this season takes its audience on a time-travel trip to 1967, where tunes are groovy, love is free and fashion is questionable. Chick Whittington is Johnny McKnight’s fresh take on the classic panto tale ...

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The Snaw Queen – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

darren brownlie christopher jordan marshall snaw queen tron theatre glasgow

Writer: Johnny McKnight Director: Johnny McKnight Choreographer: Darren Brownlie Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The news that Johnny McKnight was back at the helm of the Tron panto for 2016 was met with almost universal relief. After a slight misstep last year, Scotland's king of modern panto is back in Glasgow and The Snaw Queen marks a return to the top-class festive form ...

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Wendy Hoose – Soho Theatre, London

The Cast of Wendy Hoose

Writer and Director: Johnny McKnight Director: Robert Softley Gale Reviewer: Stephen Bates   It would seem that the days of romantic dating are gone. No more candlelit dinners, not even a chat up over a Bacardi and Coke in a bar. Nowadays, just a few short messages on a phone app and it is straight down to business. The problem ...

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Cock – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Isobel McArthur and James Anthony-Pearson in Cock at Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Mike Bartlett Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: Robert McMillan A downward spiral in one’s life can be difficult for everyone – as the saying goes: misery certainly loves company. The Tron Theatre’s production of Cock identifies how an emotional disaster is not easy for anyone connected to the victim, which can subsequently make it harder to resolve. John (James Anthony ...

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The Little Mermaid – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Johnny Mcknight in The Little Mermaid

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adapter: Johnny McKnight Choreographer: Karen Martin Director: Johnny McKnight Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald   The Macrobert Arts Centre take us on a trip under the sea to the magical world of The Little Mermaid. Written, directed and starring panto royalty Johnny McKnight, this year's pantomime takes a familiar tale, gives it a cheeky twist, and makes it ...

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Wendy Hoose – The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer: Johnny McKnight Director: Robert Softley Gale and Johnny McKnight Reviewer:Andy Moseley Two 20-year-olds meeting for the first time with the intention of having casual no-strings-attached sex, coupled with review quotes such as ‘Jaw-droppingly filthy’ and ‘Rude, ribald, hilariously off colour’, may leave many an Edinburgh Fringe-goer wondering if they’ve gone back to the 90s or ended up in the ...

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