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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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NEWS: Jemima Levick to leave Dundee Rep Theatre

  Dundee Rep Theatre's Artistic Director Jemima Levick, Artistic Director, is to leave the venue to become leaving to becomeArtistic Director &Chief Executive of Stellar Quines Theatre Company. Levick, who spoke to us last month as part of our 16 For 2016 feature, has been Artistic Director at the Scottish venue since 2013, being an Associate Director prior to that. ...

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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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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with And The Beat Goes On’s Johnny McKnight

Horsecross Arts in Perth recently announceda new creative partnership with highly acclaimed Scottish theatre company Random Accomplice to take Olivier Award-winning writer, Stef Smith’s new play And the Beat Goes On out on tour this spring. The chilling tale will be performed by Random Accomplice artistic directors Julie Brown and Johnny McKnight, along with Julie Wilson Nimmo. TPR Scotland's Fraser ...

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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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NEWS: Godber to direct McGann & Gulati in April in Paris UK Tour

Acclaimed playwright and director John Godber will directa UK tour of his play April in Paris starring TV favourites Joe McGann (The Upper Hand) and Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street) which will embark on a UK tour from June 27th 2014. Opening at the Derby Theatre, the tour will visit Brighton, Woking, Aylesbury, Malvern, Bromley, Glasgow, Crewe, Manchester, Richmond, Chesterfield, New ...

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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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