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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Director: Matthew Bourne Design: Lez Brotherston Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It isn't hyperbole to say that Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake changed the face of classical dance forever. Retaining Tchaikovsky's original score, the rest of the ballet is turned completely on its head. For all its fantasy, in Bourne's hands the story takes on a ...

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The Lady Vanishes – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the film directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Writer: Sidney Gilliat and Frank Laudner Adapter: Anthony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The Lady Vanishes is presented by The Classic Thriller Theatre Company. The name of the company should be a clue of what to expect – classic thrillers. Sadly it appears that the company haven’t noticed what their ...

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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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Benidorm Live – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Derren Litten Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An admission must be made, despite being familiar with the success of Benidorm over the course of its ten series run, this reviewer has never actually seen an episode of the sun, sea and sangria soaked hit ITV comedy. However, it's evident from the deafening applause that greets each beloved character as ...

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Rock of Ages – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Arrangements and Orchestrations: Ethan Popp Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An unrecognisable Strictly Come Dancing champ, Kevin Clifton, dons a dodgy ‘80s wig and some even dodgier threads as fading rock star Stacee Jaxx, in Rock of Ages, Chris D’Arienzo's fantastic, feel-good, fun musical. 1987, Los Angeles. Aspiring rock star Drew Boley (Luke Walsh) ...

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Nativity! The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Music: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The clocks have gone back, Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night are over, so, of course, Christmas is here. Seven weeks early, but who's complaining when it's the stage version of Bafta Award-winning Debbie Isitt's hugely loveable 2009 movie, Nativity? For those familiar with the big-screen trilogy, the stage ...

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Vulcan 7 – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Somewhere in Iceland a movie is being made. It’s the 7th in the series of Vulcan movies and the first to feature Gary Savage, a one-time Tarantino favourite with six Oscar nominations to his name. But Savage isn’t in a lead role, he isn’t even a named part, and ...

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