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The Exorcist – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras Clare Louise Connolly as Regan and Peter Bowles as Father Merrin in The Exorcist

Adaptation: John Pielmeier from the novel by William Peter Blatty Director: Sean Mathias Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It's a work that's polarised audiences in both book and film form, and now, almost fifty years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel first appeared, the stage version arrives in Glasgow on its first national tour. Is it a horror classic? Is it satanic ...

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Grease The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book, Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The first new production in 25 years, and with the promise of a return to the gritty, raw, original 1971 production, the odds would seem stacked in favour of this Leicester Curve production of Grease, one of the world's most beloved musicals. However, ...

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Amélie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Craig Lucas Music: Daniel Messé Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Amélie:The Musical is based on Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 2001 Academy Award-winning movie about eternal altruist Amélie Poulain, whose desire to help others, through a series of simple acts of kindness, prevents her from finding love. Amélie escapes her dysfunctional childhood and unhappy home ...

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Hair – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book and Lyrics: Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music: Galt McDermot Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys While Hair has lost its shock value and the antics seem risible to a 21st Century audience, the celebratory and catchy songs still stand the test of time and the committed cast of this 50th Anniversary tour throw themselves fully into the action. ...

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Madagascar: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Music and Lyrics: George Noriega & Joel Someillan Director: Kirk Jameson Choreographer: Fabian Aloise Designer: Tom Rogers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Madagascar, the much-loved, 2005 Dreamworks' movie returns to Glasgow in its musical form, just in time to catch the school holiday crowd. Our familiar friends from New York's Central Park Zoo: Alex, 'the king of the ...

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Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: William Finn Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The epitome of dysfunctional, the Hoover family travel 800 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico in grandpa's beaten up VW camper van to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, so the youngest member of the clan, the unlikely Olive, can compete. So goes William ...

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The Lady Vanishes – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder Adaptation: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Relatively obscure British crime writer Ethel Lina White’s greatest legacy is her 1936 novel, The Wheel Spins, two years after publication Alfred Hitchcock directed the film The Lady Vanishes, widely regarded as one of British cinema’s greatest works, based on her book. Through the decades ...

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Avenue Q – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Jeff Whitts Music: Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Reviewer: Caitlin Scollin Both outrageous and uplifting, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton (Lawrence Smith), a puppet straight out of college without money or a job. He finds himself in New York in search of a purpose. In doing so he meets a cast of vibrant characters, such as the ...

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