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Of Mice and Men – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Kristian Phillips and William Rodell in Of Mice And Men

Writer: John Steinbeck Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Gareth Davies When you overhear another audience member likening the main character of this classic American tale to Benny fromCrossroads, it’s hard not to think that something could be slightly awry on the stage. But there is certainly something which doesn’t connect, or isn’t consistent, or just doesn’t hit the mark about this ...

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End of the Rainbow – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Judy performing at the Talk of the Town

Writer: Peter Quilter Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Judy Garland is in London with her soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans, ostensibly to complete a six-week residency at the Talk of the Town, but in reality to pay off her substantial debts and hopefully kick-start her career. Forty-seven years on from her demise, Garland’s name still has the power to ...

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The 39 Steps – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Richard Ede as Hannay in The 39 Steps UK tour 2016

Writer: John Buchan Adaptor: Patrick Barlow Director: Maria Aitken Reviewer: Gareth Davies Famed for his National Theatre of Brent productions which wittily reimagine classic stories for a cast of just two actors, Patrick Barlow is also the man behind this reinvention of John Buchan’s spy thriller, via Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film version of the story. With four performers taking all ...

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Thriller Live – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

The cast of Thriller Live

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Neither shoe-horning the hits of Michael Jackson around a flimsy storyline, nor taking his life story asnarrative thread (it wisely avoids miring itself in the unpalatable controversy of Jackson’s later life), Thriller Live eschews the usual jukebox musical format, instead, it presents a roughly chronological, concert-style tribute production to the self-proclaimed ‘King of ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Duncan James Adam bailey simon green priscilla queen of the desert glasgow

Book: Stephan Elliot &Allan Scott Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The Priscilla bus has rolled into town once again and Tick, Bernadette and Adam and their gloriously garish set of wheels continue to draw in the crowds, over 20 years after the classic movie and ten years since it’s first appearance as a stage musical. The tale of three ...

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The Wizard of Oz – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

the cast wizard of oz southern light

Writer: L Frank Baum Director: Andy Johnston Reviewer: Dominic Corr   We’re all at least partially familiar with MGM’s 1939 adaptation of classic fantasy book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Young farm girl Dorothy Gale (Anna Chidgey) finds herself swept away from Kansas and into the mesmerising world of Oz. Here she encounters a host of unique creatures; some friend ...

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Annie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

latest touring cast annie the musical

Director: Nikolai Foster Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys As a populist piece of entertainment Annie, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse’s 1977 musical has always appealed to those who love their shows schmaltzy and sentimental and taking it as such, Nikolai Foster’s revival will surely entertain many. There are sunny tunes a-plenty, ...

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Cirque Berserk – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

cirque berserk glasgow kings theatre

Creative Director: Julius Green Reviewer: Harriet Brace The post-Christmas and New Year blues may still be lingering for many, especially in a grey and drizzly Glasgow City. But all the fun of the fair is certainly in the air… at least while Cirque Berserk is in town. The equipment-strewn set, folksy soundtrack and familiar swish of skirts and scent of ...

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