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Death of a Salesman – Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Abigail Graham Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Some plays have the ability to feel as if they belong to whatever time they are performed, their relevance remaining in spite of the years that have passed since they were first performed. Death of a Salesman is one such play and the Royal and Derngate touring production more than does justice to ...

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Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

man and woman embracing while couples dance in background

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Federico Bellone Choreographer: Gillian Bruce Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the much-adored 1987 movie, the 2006 musical theatre version of Dirty Dancing was the fastest-selling show in West End history, with advanced sales of a staggering £15 million. And its popularity shows no sign of abating, despite an atrocious 2017 TV movie remake. This revamped version ...

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The Wedding Singer – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

jon robyns wedding singer king's theatre glasgow

Book: Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr June - the heart of wedding season. For some, weddings are the culmination of love, for others, it’s an event you trudge through for dry cake and even drier wine. Based on the film of the same name, The Wedding Singer is something to look ...

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Funny Girl – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

woman in period costume sitting on sofa natasha barnes funny girl

Book: Isobel Lennart, revised by Harvey Fierstein Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Bob Merrill Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It needs a glittering and glorious central performance to elevate the thin story of early Broadway star Fanny Brice to something spectacular, and that is precisely what Natasha J Barnes delivers in Michael Mayer's stunning revival of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's classic Funny ...

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Shirley Valentine – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Glen Walford Reviewer: Dominic Corr The mark of a truly unique performance of a Willy Russell classic is offering up freshness. In some cases, watching one performance of Shirley Valentine will be similar, if not identical to the next. Jodie Prenger, however, offers up her original interpretation of Shirley. This is the key to this revival's ...

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Nell Gwynn – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

cast nell gwynne king;s theatre edinburgh

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

jon robyns wedding singer king's theatre glasgow

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

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

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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