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News Hacks – Òran Mór, Glasgow

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Political satire may not be dead in Scotland, but it’s demise on the comedy scene has left it in dire need of resuscitation. Producers Karen Townsend and Rikki Brown have applied the defibrillator and delivered News Hacks, a monthly riff on the great, the good and the not so clever making the headlines in Scotland. No political ...

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Snow White – Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

snow white and the seven dwarfs

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: David Goodal Choreographer: Martin McLaughlin Reviewer: Fraser MacDonal Pantomime perfection is often striven for but rarely achieved. In a wee theatre in Greenock on a snowy December night, Snow White confirms that it’s not always the biggest shows that are the best. The recipe for success mixes a tried-and-tested storyline, a killer script and a whole ...

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Thon Man Molière – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Liz Lochhead Director: Tony Cownie Reviewer: Dominic Corr Molière, for some, has a more solid place in the hearts and minds of Scottish playwrights than that of the Bard or Burns themselves. It would certainly seem the case for Liz Lochhead who returns to the Lyceum during its 50th anniversary to deliver what is a love letter, not simply ...

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Uncle Varick – Village Theatre, East Kilbride

Writer: John Byrne adapted from Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: R. G. Balgray You’d think that Chekhov and drama in Scots would be a pretty good fit: all that dark angst, the reliance on spirituous liquor, the bleakness sunk far in the soul. So you’d expect Uncle Varick, presently being revived by Rapture Theatre Company, to have ...

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Aladdin – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Jimmy Chisholm Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Crash, bang, wallop what a show, they don't come any bigger than the full-on assault on the senses that is the annual King's Theatre pantomime, which next year celebrates a 50 year unbroken run of festive shows. With a roster of Scottish acting and comedy talent and a storyline tailor-made for ...

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The Collection – Motherwell Theatre, Motherwell

Writer: Mike Cullen Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] Mike Cullen's The Collection is a tale of desperation, conscience, poverty, avarice, inevitable tragedy and depressing relevance and resonance, despite being written almost twenty years ago. After ten years, Bob Lawson (Jimmy Chisholm) is at the top of his "profession", something to be proud of you would think, well it ...

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Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut – Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: Morag Fullarton Director: Morag Fullarton Reviewer: Georgina Newman [rating:4.5] It's a mean feat to recreate the tones of the 1942 Hollywood classic, Casablanca, within the confines of Islington's Pleasance Theatre, but Gilded Balloon has achieved a marked evocation of the celebrated film. Written and directed by Morag Fullarton, Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut is a colourful and irreverent spoof/send-up ...

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Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer &Director: Morag Fullerton Reviewer: Holly Spanner [Rating:3.5] Having premiered in 2010 at Glasgow’s Òran Mór as part of A Play, A Pie &A Pint series, Morag Fullerton’s production of Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut, has gone on to be well received at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe and is now partway through its tour of the UK. A play within ...

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