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Hound of the Baskervilles – Northern Stage, Newastle

Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adaptation: Douglas Maxwell Director: Jake Smith Reviewer: Chris Collett Last year Northern Stage’s new actor programme North produced a compelling studio production of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, which convincingly conjured an alien invasion through simple storytelling. This year it has replicated that success with a fast-paced version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s best-known Sherlock ...

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The Whip Hand – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

A man and a woman in a lounge

Writer: Douglas Maxwell Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: John Kennedy See y’man, Dougie? He has a moral imperative to right some historical wrongs and he has his presentation all prepared on PowerPoint but that all goes west – as once did the countless slaves, he announces, their family ancestor, millionaire, Saracen Bell, condemned to the sugar plantations. Jonathan Watson’s, at first amiable, ...

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Yer Granny – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa. In a new version by Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Belfast with their production of Yer Granny. Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa, this is a new version written by Douglas Maxwell. The premise of the play is basically a ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Roberto Cossa Adapted by: Douglas Maxwell Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor It’s 1977 and above a failed fish and chip shop, a family disintegrates to the tune of The Bay CityRollers as their Granny eats and eats and eats. In fact, her voracious appetite formsthe basis of Douglas Maxwell’s adaptation of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona, ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Roberto Cossa Adaptation: Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Were you a cynic, you could accuse the National Theatre of Scotland of cashing in on the rising tide of nationalism and the appetite for locally sourced produce in its choice of Yer Granny, a Glaswegian version of Roberto Cossa’s 1977 Argentinian hit comedy La Nona. Rolling out ...

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Fever Dream: Southside – Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Douglas Maxwell Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Rachel Clark Fever Dream: Southside is a show that begs for the construction of a united community; for Glasgow’s identity to be proud and prosperous; for us all to stand as one in the city that belongs to us. But it certainly has a strange way of conveying it. The stage is dominated ...

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News Just In – The Arches, Glasgow

Writer: Johnny McKnight Director: Johnny McKnight Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys In News Just In the rag-bag team at Tartan Tonight take over the Arches for an anarchic commentary on the day’s Commonwealth Games events. There’s: deluded diva news anchor Delta (Julie Brown); alarmingly tanned co-anchor, sex pest and sectarian Fergus (Jordan Young); gay weatherman in pink shorts-suit and glittery gold trainers ...

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NEWS: Traverse hits head to New York

Traverse Theatre Company from Edinburgh will be in New York this April, taking Fringe 2013 hits A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity and Clean for a month-long run at 59E59 Theaters, marking New York’s Scotland Week (3rd to 10th April) as part of 59E59 Theaters’ Brits Off Broadway season. In advance of their transfer to New York in April, the ...

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