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The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: John McGrath Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Dundee Rep’s revival of John McGrath’s 7:84 masterpiece, The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil, received huge critical acclaim last year in its initial run. Driven by an exceptional demand by audiences the length and breadth of the country to see the piece for themselves, the Rep’s revival has ...

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The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: John McGrath Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Gareth Davies Forty years after changing Scottish theatre forever (as the programme helpfully reminds us, multiple times) the themes of this free-wheeling musical drama about the continued exploitation of the Scottish Highlands, and its people, still have the capacity to pack a powerful political punch. Scattered statistics intersperse with satirical characterisations of some ...

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Little Red and the Wolf – Dundee Rep, Dundee

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Writer: Scott Gilmour Music: Claire McKenzie Director: Scott Gilmour Reviewer: Gareth Davies The trend for giving traditional fairytales a modern spin can sometimes result in half-hearted productions which lose the heart and soul of the original material. But this production between Dundee Rep and Noisemaker, written and directed by Scott Gilmour, both expands and develops the Red Riding Hood tale ...

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16 For 2016: Jemima Levick

Dundee Rep's Jemima Levick

With roots dating back to the 1930s, Dundee Rep Theatre opened in 1982 and houses the Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning. Dundee Rep has established a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost theatre companies, performing at home and touring nationally and internationally. The Scottish powerhouse created the musical Sunshine On Leith, featuring the music ...

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The Witches – Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee

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Writer: Roald Dahl Adapter: David Wood Director: Jemima Levick Reviewer: Gareth Davies In probably the darkest and nastiest of Road Dahl's non-adult stories, he delivers us a group of women who plan to rid the world of children, using a fiendish plan so horribly plausible – the administration of a magic potion via sweets and chocolate - that you start ...

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Blood Wedding – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Frederico Garcia Lorca Adaptor: David Ireland Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Blood is thicker than water so the saying goes, and in in Lorca’s Blood Wedding family ties and blood certainly combine into some potent drama. As two families come together for a wedding it becomes clear that there are dark secrets just below the surface. Bitter ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning 15th September 2014

History and choice seem to be the running themes through this weeks What's Hot choices. With plenty of theatre happening up and down the country we would love to know what you thought if you go and see any of these productions. Likewise if you think we have missed something off the list then again let us know in the ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 14th April 2014

Last night saw the best in London theatre celebrated in the one of the UK’s most glamorous events - the 2014 Olivier Awards, however, great theatre isn’t thankfully confined to inside the M25 and our round-up looks at the best shows all around the UK &Ireland for the next week. Consequences and decisions seems to be a natural theme for ...

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