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Nell Gwynn – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Jessica Swale Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dominic Corr Celebrity is hardly a new concept. Only a few centuries ago, one of England's first actresses would help shape the very pop culture we all hate to adore. Nell Gwynn; orange merchant, turned actress, turned mistress to the King, was more than her titles. She was a living, breathing woman who ...

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The Wedding Singer – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Writers: Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore romantic comedy of the same name, The Wedding Singer cashes in our nostalgia for the decade that taste forgot: big hair, big shoulder pads, and even bigger mobile phones. Jilted at the altar, hapless romantic Robbie ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Director: Matt Salisbury Writer: Alan Janes Choreographer: Miguel Angel Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story relives the short but legendary career of Buddy Holly, from his humble beginnings on country radio to his meteoric rise to the top of the charts and his tragic death in 1959. Buddy is a real test of endurance; Act I runs painfully ...

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Anita and Me – Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Meera Syal Adaptation: Tanika Gupta Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Tom Ralphs Anita and Me is the story of the friendship between the well-educated daughter of an Indian family and a troubled white girl who can’t wait to leave school. It’s also a story about being the only Indian family in a white community, and growing up in a West ...

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The Full Monty – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Jack Ryder Reviewer: R G Balgray Given the political mood music of our own troubled times, it might just be worthwhile to remind ourselves of Thatcher’s Britain. A factory hooter at top volume, a few soundbites of Herself, and a stage set representing a shutdown factory, and we’re there: so starts The Full Monty at the ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris &Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, which was itself inspired by the 1956 British musical Chrysanthemum, Jeanine Tesoro, Dick Scanlan and Richard Morris' musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, has always had considerable shortcomings. While some outstanding cast members and a ...

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The Woman in Black – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt, from the novel by Susan Hill Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Susan Hill's The Woman in Black has had an enviable literary life, originally a 1983 Gothic novella, followed four years later by a stage play, a 1989 BBC TV movie adaptation, then a 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe. The stage incarnation, now in its 30th ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Director: Ed Curtis Choreographer: Stillie Dee Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As the festive season approaches, the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh once again earns its crown as Scotland's best panto with a winning mix of music, fun and glamour. The result is an uplifting, rib-tickling theatrical event that is not to be missed. A reimagining of the classic tale, Jack and the ...

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