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Handbagged – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Kate Fahy, Suzie Blake, Sanchia McCormack and Emma Handy

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Moira Buffini’s Handbagged, a satirical take on the weekly audience meetings between Margaret Thatcher and the Queen, plays this week in Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre, promising a sharp, insightful dramatisation of the relationship between the twomost powerful women of their time. Running chronologically, the play begins with Thatcher’s first audience and concludes ...

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Brave New World – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Aldous Huxley Adaptation: Dawn King Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Dominic Corr It should, perhaps, worry some that a piece of satirical literature from the 1930’s manages to maintain its place as satire, but also draw legitimate parallels with our own 21st century lifestyles. Humorous references to monogamy and over-indulgence may still reverberate, but the production’s revitalised treatment for the ...

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All My Sons – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Legendary playwright Arthur Miller has one of his most famous works played out at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre this week. Brought to the stage by Rapture Theatre, All My Sons is Miller’s heartfelt tale of family, love and loss in post-war America. The Keller’s lost their son, Larry, in the bloodshed of ...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Simon Stephens Based on the novel by: Mark Haddon Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There’s little more one can say about a story once deemed unstageable by its author, which when adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens subsequently went on to win seven Olivier and five Tony Awards: this production of Mark Haddon’s best-selling, award-winning, much-loved The ...

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Love Me Tender – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Joe DiPietro Music: Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Before Joe DiPietro wrote the multi-award-winning Memphis, he made his Broadway debut with the show All Shook Up, ten years on and All Shook Up has had a shake-up of its own from director and choreographer Karen Bruce and is now touring the UK as Love ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Book: Jeffrey Lane Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Another production fresh from a run in the West End and now hoofing it up and down the UK is David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, bringing the sunny south of France to a chilly Glasgow this week. Based on the 1988 Steve Martin/Michael ...

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Calamity Jane – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The strangest fact about the stage musical of Calamity Jane is that is has never been staged in either the West End or Broadway despite numerous sell-out tours of both the US And UK. Loosely based on tales from the life of Martha ...

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