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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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Pepperland – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director: Mark Morris Music: Original songs by The Beatles, composition by Ethan Iverson Reviewer: Dominic Corr Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band ends just where Pepperland begins with that notoriously extended chord. To start – if your attendance this evening hopes for a juke-box style musical with dance, then best not hold your breath. Mark Morris Dance Group brings us ...

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Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book: Dennis Kelly Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys With its origins as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2010 festive show, nine years down the line, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda has been seen by over eight million people around the globe. Winning awards and smashing box office records wherever ...

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Stones in his Pockets – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs In a small Irish village, a Hollywood film is being made and the locals are all thrilled both at the chance of making it on to the big screen, even if it is only likely to be as one member of a very large crowd, and the earning £40 a day in ...

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We Are All Just Little Creatures – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Original Concept by Christine Devaney Directors: Christine Devaney, Maria Oller & Jo Timmins Composers: David Paul Jones & Kevin Lennon Reviewer: Dominic Corr When was the last time you found yourself delighted? If you even remember the feeling at all. In uncertain times, we strive to maintain happiness, but delight is cast to the wayside. Three years in the making, ...

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(Can this be) Home – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Director: Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Reviewer: Dominic Corr Writing this on the eve of the original Brexit leave date – the realisation that the past three years have resulted in drastic changes amid no change whatsoever dawns even more. That after this turmoil, nothing has been accomplished. All that has happened is the separation of a nation ...

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In the Willows – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book and Lyrics: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music: Pippa Cleary Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music and Lyrics: Keiran Merck Designer: William Reynolds Reviewer: Gareth Davies Kenneth Grahame might very well be spinning in his grave. Which needn't be a bad thing, if he takes his moves from the dance battle which marks the decisive climax of this hip-hop treatment of his pastoral children's ...

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