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Sunshine on Leith – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Stephen Greenhorn Music and Lyrics: Craig and Charlie Reid Director: James Brining Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Stephen Greenhorn’s original musical, Sunshine on Leith, predates the movie version by seven years. Originally commissioned by Dundee Rep’s artistic director James Brining. Brining, now artistic director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, returns to the work, breathing new life into the piece for this ...

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The Last Ship – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Book: Lorne Campbell (original book by John Logan & Brian Yorkey) Music & Lyrics: Sting Director: Lorne Campbell Designer: Fifty Nine Productions Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sting’s musical love song to his Tyneside homeland, The Last Ship, is in his own words to: “repay a debt” to the area he left early in his career. Starting life unsuccessfully in the US, ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Christian Finnegan on his show My Goodness

man in grey suit against maroon background

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of US comedian Christian Finnegan. In his Fringe debut, US comedy star Christian Finnegan takes stock of what it means to be a passable human being. It's the only comedy show to ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Micky Overman on Role Model

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Micky Overman on her show Role Model. This show chronicles my relationships with my ex-boyfriends, my family, and the teenage girl I nanny for. It's basically a bunch of pretty dumb ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Lolly Jones on Fifty Shades of May

woman dressed as theresa may in stockings and suspenders

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Lolly Jones. A comedy burlesque show about Theresa May. See her revelling in fields of wheat and revisiting THAT conference in bondage gear.  Is it the PM or her Tory backbenchers who ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Nick Revell on his show BrokenDreamCatcher

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of British comedy legend Nick Revell. At pop-up cocktail bar on North London Fatberg, chilling. (ayahuasca margaritas - mm!) Get urgent summons to Berlin, to resolve crisis ensuing when Valdimir Putin’s buttocks ...

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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Let’s Be Frank!

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Let's Be Frank!  Set in Frank Sinatra’s twilight years, we answer some interesting questions about Frank’s colourful, chequered life, from his association with the Kennedys, to his fight for racial equality ...

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