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Beautiful the Carole King Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Beginning with the now famous Carnegie Hall concert in June 1971 to celebrate her seminal album Tapestry, Beautiful the Carole King Musical, quickly flashes back 14 years to a 16-year-old King (then just plain Carol Joan Klein) about to ...

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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Mitch Sebastian Choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Designer: Sean Cavanagh Musical Supervisor: Matthew Freeman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Aiming to recreate the heyday of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas has the potential to be a huge crowd-pleaser. The show, created by Mitch Sebastian has been doing the rounds both on tour and ...

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Company – Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen

Book: George Furth Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Derek Anderson Musical Director: Nick Barstow Designer: Nick Corrall Reviewer: Duncan Harley If you are a big fan of Sondheim then this production of Company at Aberdeen Arts Centre is a must. If you are a big fan of the less radical and traditional Broadway style musical, then take a great ...

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NEWS: Spotlight on Glasgow Film Festival 2018

The end of February sees Glasgow become Festival City once more. The fourteenth Glasgow Film Festival will run from the 21st of February until the 4th of March, and in that narrow timeframe more than 300 events and screenings will be crammed in, appealing to a wide range of audience tastes. As in previous years, there will be specific themes ...

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INTERVIEW: Lu Kemp and team talk Perth Theatre’s production of David Harrower’s Knives in Hens

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Perth Theatre continues its reopening season with a staging of David Harrower’s modern classic, Knives in Hens. Set in a pre-industrial isolated Scottish rural community, the play explores the love triangle between a nameless young woman, her ploughman husband and the hated village miller. The coming of age tale includes the young woman’s emerging realisation of the expressive power of ...

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Achilles – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Ewan Downie Directors: Ewan Downie and Ian Spink Reviewer: Torran McEwan Ewan Downie steps onto the edge of a dimly lit stage and surveys his surroundings. He takes a breath, and suddenly we’re plunged into the ninth year of the Trojan war. In the army encampment outside the city Achilles wakes entwined with his best friend Patroclus, ready for ...

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Strangers on a Train – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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Writer: Craig Warner, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys A chance meeting on a train introduces Charles Bruno and Guy Haines, two wildly different men but with problems in common. As the journey progresses, a hypothetical plan is hatched between the pair: what if Bruno kills Haines unfaithful wife in return for Haines ...

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