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Club Tropicana – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Michael Gyngell Director: Samuel Holmes & Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr It’s June, the weather in Scotland is, well, Scottish. So where can you get guaranteed sunshine, sea and Joe McElderry? Club Tropicana: The Musical – that’s where. From the producers of Hairspray, Club Tropicana sets itself in a holiday resort in the 80s, a decade famous for big ...

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549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon Director: Jack Nurse Reviewer: Dominic Corr We’ve all been down the pub with this motley crew; 'the weeman', 'the radge', a 'non-voter' and of course, 'the Tory'. For these pals, this is a usual evening in the seaside town of Prestonpans. They do what all friends do; drink, banter, swear and snipe at one ...

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Alice In Wonderland – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Original author: Lewis Carroll Director: Niall Henry Dramaturg: Jocelyn Clarke Reviewer: Dominic Corr How do you re-tell Alice in Wonderland in a way which has not been done before? The truth is, many can’t. Blue Raincoat, however, take an explored aspect, of an older Alice revisiting her time in Wonderland. How they go about this, cobbled together with string and ...

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Drone – The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Harry Josephine Giles Director: Rob Jones Reviewer: Dominic Corr A Drone has various definitions. For the most part, it is a hovering mechanical device, small in size but capable of unparalleled chaos, through its informative lenses or firearm capabilities. Drone, a constant sound in the distance, a background hum we grow accustomed too but never question. It is also ...

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25 Live: The Big Birthday Show – The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Cat Sheridan Reviewer: Dominic Corr For 25 Live: The Big Birthday Show, this isn’t about the comings and goings of glitzy statement productions, this is about community. The community which has been with the Theatre, and its predecessor the Empire Theatre for 25 years and more. For as much as this may be a birthday celebration for the Festival ...

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American Idiot – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music and Lyrics: Green Day and Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Designer: Sara Perks Lighting Designer: Tim Deiling Sound Designer: Chris Whybrow Musical Supervisor: Richard Morris Reviewer: Molly Knox American Idiot at the King’s Theatre is still a riotous musical full of flare and emotion, ten years on from the show’s creation. This show heaves the audience ...

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Avenue Q – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Cressida Carre Reviewer: Dominic Corr We’re back on Avenue Q, running for fifteen years the street is still offering up an evening of filth, wickedness and yet holds a mirror up to its audience more than ever. Just when you thought bright colours and puppets were for kids, Avenue Q proves ...

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