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Good Dog – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arinzene Kene Director: Natalie Ibu Reviewer: Dominic Corr No good deed goes unpunished, a mantra which regrettably gains merit as we age. What happens when we break away from being good? When someone realises that those who laugh gleefully as we struggle are usually bad. For many, the out-lash of violence during the London Riots was twisted retribution. The ...

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The Dark – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nick Makoha Director: Roy Alexander Weise Reviewer: Dominic Corr Tell me if this sounds familiar: aboard a ramshackle of a vehicle, tossing around the roads, life is at its most tentative. People flee pandemonium, as a country tears itself apart. Bribes, lies and any tactic is used to secure the safety of yourself or loved ones. This sounds current, ...

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Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

It's over a decade since Adele burst onto the music scene with her debut album 19. From there the then teenage sensation has matured into a world-dominating megastar. With Adele on a seemingly infinite sabbatical, Katie Markham's Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook is both a fitting tribute to the star and an excellent substitute. Former X Factor finalist Markham ...

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Cat in the Hat – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the original book by Dr. Seuss Adaptation: Katie Mitchell Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Dominic Corr Boredom is rife in families today, stretching out activities in an effort to play. When the games have run dry and rain continues to pour, what on earth could the Cat in the Hat have in store? Adapted from the timeless Dr Seuss ...

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Abigail’s Party – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Mike Leigh Director: Sarah Esdaile Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys If ever there was a play that was well and truly burned into the memory of all those who saw it, Mike Leigh's 1970s masterpiece, Abigail's Party is it. There are few who haven't seen the 1977 BBC Play For Today production of the stage play, who can't recite a plethora of ...

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Benidorm Live – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Derren Litten Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An admission must be made, despite being familiar with the success of Benidorm over the course of its ten series run, this reviewer has never actually seen an episode of the sun, sea and sangria soaked hit ITV comedy. However, it's evident from the deafening applause that greets each beloved character as ...

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Rebus: Long Shadows – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Rona Munro from an original storyline by Ian Rankin Director: Robin Lefevre Designer: Ti Green Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is a retired John Rebus who appears in his first stage outing, Long Shadows. Currently trying to keep off the cigarettes and booze, Ian Rankin’s best-selling and much-loved detective is living a very different life in his Edinburgh flat. Not ...

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Touching The Void – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the book by Joe Simpson Adaptation: David Greig Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Dominic Corr You may be acquainted with his story, but few will ever understand what Joe Simpson went through. Broken, frozen and clinging to the lip of the void as well as his life. Launching the Lyceum’s 2019 repertoire is David Greig’s stage adaptation of Simpson’s ...

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