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Alice in Weegieland – The Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Johnny McKnight Music: Ross Brown Director: Kenny Miller Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys I challenge you that nowhere else in the Pantosphere will you find songs with lyrics featuring Idi Amin, Mussolini and Robert Mugabe, than at the Tron Theatre in its irresistible festive offering, Alice In Weegieland. The Tron has always set itself apart with it’s originality and innovation. With ...

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The Steamie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Tony Roper Director: Tony Roper Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There’s a nostalgia for, and great expectations of, any production of Tony Roper’s Glasgow classic, The Steamie, thankfully, audiences can rest assured that this 30th anniversary production does the much-loved work complete justice. Hogmanay, a Glasgow wash house. The race is on to get the laundry done before the midnight bells. ...

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The Snaw Queen – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Johnny McKnight Director: Johnny McKnight Choreographer: Darren Brownlie Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The news that Johnny McKnight was back at the helm of the Tron panto for 2016 was met with almost universal relief. After a slight misstep last year, Scotland's king of modern panto is back in Glasgow and The Snaw Queen marks a return to the top-class festive form ...

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Snout – The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 

Writer: Kelly Jones Director: Kenny Miller Reviewer: Beth Steer At just under 40 minutes long, Snout is a three-woman, one-van performance that packs a lot of punch in a short space of time. Written by award-winning playwright Kelly Jones, and directed by Kenny Miller, Snout explores what it means to be human - and animal. As Coco (Clare Cage), Lacey ...

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The Weir – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Claire Hayes There’s a deceptive air of normality at the opening of Conor McPherson’s much garlanded 1997 play The Weir; another evening in a rural Irish backwater pub, where the regulars shut out the howling wind and gather for a few pints and a ‘small one’ or two. Rachel O’Riordan - hugely successful ...

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The Weir – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Conor McPherson Director Rachel O'Riordan Reviewer: Emily Pearce The Sherman’s new production of The Weir (in conjunction with the Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol) is a subtle study of human behaviour that slowly gets under the skin. Conor McPherson’s one-act play set in a remote bar in rural Ireland received the Oliver Award for Best New Play (1997) when originally ...

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A Doll’s House – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Translator: Simon Stephens Director: Rachel O'Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Ibsen can command attention in a manner that is unique to this delver into humanity’s problems. That, in part, is why A Doll’s House, first performed in Copenhagen in 1879, has lost none of its power despite the fact that the perception of female rôles inherent to the ...

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And The Beat Goes On – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Stef Smith Director: Kenny Miller Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It would seem at first glance that a play about a pair of Sonny and Cher obsessives would be the perfect excuse for a night of high camp glitz and glamour, more sequins than substance, but Stef Smith's new work, And The Beat Goes Onproves to be a much darker and ...

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