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Alice in Weegieland – The Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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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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The Snaw Queen – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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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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Mum’s The Word 2: From Toddlers To Teenagers – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writers: Robin Nichol, Alison Kelly, Deborah Williams, Linda Carson, Jill Daum &Barbara Pollard Director: Wayne Harrison Reviewer: Robert McMillan The sequel to the original 1995 play, Mum’s the Word 2 initially deals with mothers and their newborn children before progressing to the terrible teenage years, presenting the stories of five seemingly different women with one commonality - delighted at first ...

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And The Beat Goes On – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Stef Smith Director: Kenny Miller Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It would seem at first glance that a play about a pair of Sonny and Cher obsessives would be the perfect excuse for a night of high camp glitz and glamour, more sequins than substance, but Stef Smith's new work, And The Beat Goes Onproves to be a much darker and ...

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Miracle on 34 Parnie Street – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer/Director: Johnny McKnight Music &Lyrics: Ross Brown Choreographer: Darren Brownlie Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There's no denying Johnny McKnight's theatrical credentials: writer of hits such as The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam and Wendy Hoose; director of Blithe Spirit for Perth Theatre and Carmen Redux for Scottish Opera; undisputed 'King of Panto' with hit after hit here at Glasgow's Tron ...

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News Just In – The Arches, Glasgow

Writer: Johnny McKnight Director: Johnny McKnight Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys In News Just In the rag-bag team at Tartan Tonight take over the Arches for an anarchic commentary on the day's Commonwealth Games events. There's: deluded diva news anchor Delta (Julie Brown); alarmingly tanned co-anchor, sex pest and sectarian Fergus (Jordan Young); gay weatherman in pink shorts-suit and glittery gold trainers ...

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Beautiful Burnout – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Bryony Lavery Production Manager: David Harraway Designer: Laura Hopkins Music: Underworld Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:3] The Quarry Theatre is one of the most versatile theatre spaces I have ever had the privilege of visiting on a regular basis – each time it is transformed into a new and refreshing stage, pushing production teams to the limit, and of ...

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Beautiful Burnout – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer: Bryony Lavery Music: Underworld Director: Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett Reviewer: Jude Evans [rating:4] A struggling youth finds safety in a beloved sport, aspires to the heights, faces a knock-back, but eventually gets his chance. This time it’s boxing. On the face of it, we all know the story, and it could all too quickly become predictable. But Bryony ...

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