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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Writers: Eric Potts Choreographer: Ian West Director: Eric Potts Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The Kings pantomime is a Glasgow institution. However, this year, the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fails to live up to the high standards the theatre is renowned for. The main issue lies in Eric Potts’ script. Cultural references are dated and unfunny; mentions ...

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Miracle on 34th Street – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Book: Meredith Willson Music &Lyrics: Meredith Willson Director: Max Reynolds Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Hoping that this was the start of it beginning to look a lot like Christmas, expectations were high for the latest touring production of Miracle on 34th Street. However, instead of opening the festive season by warming the cockles of your heart, this below par, lacklustre production ...

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INTERVIEW: Scottish comedian Des Clarke talks panto

One of Scotland’s best-loved comedians, Des Clarke has amassed a loyal following for both his stand-up gigs and as a radio presenter, waking up the nation each morning with theCapital Radio Breakfast Show. An established newspaper columnist and TV presenter, he has interviewed some of the showbiz world’s biggest names including Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, One Direction and Katy ...

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Rebecca – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Daphne du Maurier Adaptor/Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Theatre company Kneehigh breathes new life into Daphne du Maurier’s much-loved novel, Rebecca, managing to capture the chills of the classic psychological thriller, the brooding atmosphere of its Cornish setting, as well as suffusing the source material with a large dose of humour. Played out on Leslie Travers’ exquisitely rendered, ...

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