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The Tailor of Inverness – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Writer: Matthew Zajac Director: Ben Harrison Reviewer: Dominic Corr War and all of its travesties will never be understood. From the British perspective – we were the heroes, they the villains. When presented with people quite literally in the bootstraps of the opposition many are unable to connect. The stories told by people leaving the Third Reich behind are sometimes ...

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What Girls Are Made Of – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Cora Bisset Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Dominic Corr Can you smell the chippy? Visualise the iconic image of Patti Smith’s ‘looks could kill’ photo? What about the stale sweat of a grunge bands’ van? Well, after Scottish theatrical wonder Cora Bisset’s autobiographical gig What Girls Are Made Of you’ll have no issues doing so. The multi-layered performance sees Bisset’s ...

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Abigail’s Party – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Mike Leigh Designer: Janet Bird Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Gareth Davies Mike Leigh's classic piece of retro social satire made a star of its original lead actress and remains one of the writer-director's best known and most recognised works. So ingrained are its late-seventies social symbols and pop culture references that it's all but impossible to remember that these ...

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Annie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Molly Knox Annie at the King’s Theatre presents a dynamic, sharp and vibrant production of a beloved story of a plucky orphan’s resolve and hope in finding her parents, in the face of greed, spite and bitterness. Director Nikolai Foster’s vision of the show is a similar ...

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dressed. – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

woman festooned in silk clothing

Co-created by: Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi & Olivia Norris Reviewer: Dominic Corr As reviewers, we have a duty to treat the subjects surrounding the Me-Too movement and rape with individual respect. No longer resigning them to a sub-category of themes. Every production invites us to hear experiences, told in a multitude of fashions. They can be direct, symbolic, ...

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Victoria – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

ballet dancers dressed as queen victoria and prince albert

Choreography & scenario: Cathy Marston Music: Philip Feeney Director: Cathy Marston Reviewer: Edie Ranvier This May marks two hundred years since the birth of Queen Victoria, and Northern Ballet is marking the anniversary with a touring production of Cathy Marston’s new ballet Victoria, which reimagines this most paradoxical of monarchs through the eyes of her youngest daughter Princess Beatrice. Following ...

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Prince Charming – Perth Theatre

Writer: Jenny Worton Director: Ross McKay Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There’s a lot of pressure being charming all the time. So many expectations. It’s enough to make you take to your bed and stay there in the same pants for three months. Prince Charming is crippled with anxiety, worrying about the dark, being struck by lightning, getting lost in the Bermuda ...

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Glengarry Glen Ross – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: David Mamet Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There are no means, moral or otherwise, left unutilised to secure a sale, be it by lying, cheating or stealing, in David Mamet's Olivier, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross. A searing portrait not only the dog-eat-dog world of US real estate in the 1980s, but of the consequences of ...

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