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Dirty Dancing – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Federico Bellone Reviewer: Dominic Corr With Ghost: The Musical leaving the city last week the spirit of Swayze lives on in Edinburgh through Dirty Dancing. The touring stage musical of the 1987 movie lives on, refusing to sit in the corner and stay silent for long. Francis ‘Baby’ Houseman can do no wrong. Fast-tracking her way ...

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In Other Words – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Seager Director: Paul Brotherston Reviewer: Dominic Corr Something which makes us human is how we shackle ourselves to memories. They often define us, mould us and certainly impact our sense of self. When we lose these, this has a crueller, more twisted effect than other afflictions. Off the Middle production works together with Playlist for Life to produce ...

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Ghost: The Musical – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book and Lyrics: Bruce Joel Rubin Music & Lyrics: Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard Director: Bob Thomson Reviewer: Dominic Corr Of recent, Ghost the Musical has had been plagued by spectres. It’s (mis)casting of previous tours have led to a sour tang to the production. Adapted from the 1990 film Ghost starred Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze. It's ...

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Ulster American – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Ireland Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Dominic Corr Recently, the act of being offended has become blasé. People are offended by movie remakes, television programmes – hell quite often a social media post about cake toppings can cause riots. The term ‘offended’ however, has a place in Ulster American which returns to the Traverse after a sell-out run during ...

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Jersey Boys – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Gareth Davies Comparatively few bands have had the dubious pleasure of seeing their back catalogue of hits plundered for a jukebox musical. Abba, most famously, popularised the trend with Mamma Mia!, and We Will Rock You, the Queen musical, proved you could spin a ...

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Good Dog – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arinzene Kene Director: Natalie Ibu Reviewer: Dominic Corr No good deed goes unpunished, a mantra which regrettably gains merit as we age. What happens when we break away from being good? When someone realises that those who laugh gleefully as we struggle are usually bad. For many, the out-lash of violence during the London Riots was twisted retribution. The ...

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The Dark – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Nick Makoha Director: Roy Alexander Weise Reviewer: Dominic Corr Tell me if this sounds familiar: aboard a ramshackle of a vehicle, tossing around the roads, life is at its most tentative. People flee pandemonium, as a country tears itself apart. Bribes, lies and any tactic is used to secure the safety of yourself or loved ones. This sounds current, ...

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Cat in the Hat – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the original book by Dr. Seuss Adaptation: Katie Mitchell Director: Suba Das Reviewer: Dominic Corr Boredom is rife in families today, stretching out activities in an effort to play. When the games have run dry and rain continues to pour, what on earth could the Cat in the Hat have in store? Adapted from the timeless Dr Seuss ...

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