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Sunshine on Leith – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Stephen Greenhorn Songs by: The Proclaimers Director: James Brining Reviewer: Gareth Davies The original production of this Scottish jukebox musical was one of the highlights of James Brining's tenure as artistic director at Dundee Rep. Created back in 2007 in collaboration with Stephen Greenhorn, who also gave us River City, the plan was to utilise the songs of the ...

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Forbidden Stories – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Philippos Philippou and Vangelis Makriyannakis Reviewer: S.E. Webster It’s not every day that you walk into a theatre and the usher hands you an A4-shaped history lesson as opposed to the programme you were expecting. Audiences attending the multimedia performance of Forbidden Stories may be grateful for the initial historical helping hand. The history of 20th Century Cyprus is ...

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Writer: David Greig Director: Wils Wilson Reviewer: Dominic Corr We desire the old, don’t we? So often our post-modern cravings for instant narratives, gratifications all echo our universal need for ballads. It’s why we find such charm or kitsch in firelight pubs, festivals and stories. We simply cannot, regardless of cold academics or modern technology, refute our heritage. Particularly in ...

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Thriller Live – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

The cast of Thriller Live

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Original Concept and Executive Director: Adrian Grant Reviewer: Dominic Corr Commenting on Michael Jackson’s contribution to the world of music would be fruitless. His legacy remains untouched, controversy in later life seeming to have no staying power. With all the finest performers who have graced this world with their talent comes one thing – Jukebox ...

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Birdsong – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Sebastian Faulks Adapter: Rachel Wagstaff Director(s): Alistair Whatley & Charlotte Peters Reviewer: Dominic Corr “Never again”; the imperative words uttered regarding the First World War. Yet, in the darkest moments of human history we find an enticing light to the subject. Whether it be through respect, education or simply guilt, the lessons we garner from these times are urgent. ...

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NEWS: Return of festive favourite for Citizens Theatre’s first season at Tramway

Tickets are now on sale for the first two productions to be staged during the Citizens Theatre’s first season at Tramway: Cyrano de Bergerac and the return of one of the Citizens Theatre’s most successful productions to date, A Christmas Carol. While temporarily presenting work at Tramway, Citizens Theatre have stated that audiences can be assured that productions will retain ...

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Creditors – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adapter: David Grieg Director: Stewart Laing Reviewer: Dominic Corr Revenge is, as they say, best served cold. Patiently savoured over a lengthy amount of time. Along with its key partner in crime; manipulation, the pair comprise the central themes of August Strindberg’s Creditors. Written in 1888, now adapted again to the Royal Lyceum’s stage, the path to ...

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Gut – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Zinnie Harris Reviewer: Dominic Corr We can reason with our heart, we can rationalise inside our heads. Yet we find it so very difficult to persuade a gut instinct. A visceral, primal stance which has a uniquely tangible feeling when we feel something wrong. It is, however, the blindest feeling we place trust in. ...

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