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INTERVIEW: Jason Donovan talks Priscilla

Jason Donovan and Scottish TV and theatre star Gavin Mitchell talk to The Reviews Hub's Fraser MacDonald about bringing Priscilla Queen of the Desert to Edinburgh this festive season. Over the three times you have played the rôle of Tick, has the show technically changed much? JD: Well, as a touring show, you have to work things differently. On the ...

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Bye Bye Baby – The Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Since Jersey Boys appeared on Broadway and in the West End, the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is as popular as it was in their heyday in the 1960s. Of course, such success spawns tribute acts and there are three or four such acts touring the UK at the moment. Bye Bye Baby, which ...

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Jim Davidson: No Further Action – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Fringe for one night only and for what he claims to be his last time, Jim Davidson appears in front of a half full Edinburgh Playhouse among a sea of grey. Having once been described as Britain’s most controversial comedian, this performance is most definitely not for the easily offended and Davidson certainly lives ...

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Love Me Tender – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Joe DiPietro Music: Inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys This seemingly 'new' musical is actually a decade old, starting life on Broadway in 2005 as All Shook Up, it has been freshened up by director and choreographer Karen Bruce and is now touring the UK prior to a hopeful West End transfer as Love Me ...

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The Hudsucker Proxy – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Sam Raimi Adaptor: Simon Dormandy Director: Simon Dormandy and Toby Sedgwick Reviewer: Jo Beggs Translating a Hollywood film script to the stage is hardly unknown – it’s a great way to bring familiarity to your theatrical season – and judging by Kneehigh’s recent Rebecca, it might well bring lots of folks out who don’t ...

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Plastic Figurines – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Ella Carmen Greenhill Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin Plastic Figurines is Ella Carmen Greenhill's compelling new play that takes a look into the often misunderstood world of autism. Drawing from her own experiences of growing up with an autistic brother, we are invited into an eye opening fictional world that highlights how the condition affects everyone within its ...

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Dirty Dancing – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Choreographer: Kate Champion Director: Sarah Tipple Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald For the next two weeks, the classic 1987 film Dirty Dancing,is brought to the stage of the Edinburgh Playhouse. Filled with all the classic hits from the timeless film, this production take the audience back to 1963, following the story of Johnny and ‘Baby’ as they explore dance ...

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Educating Rita – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin Educating Rita is an iconic play that needs very little introduction. From stage to screen and back again, it’s a timeless story of wanting more from life than just settling for the hand we’ve been dealt. For the unfamiliar, it is a comedic masterpiece that effortlessly elicits a torrent of emotions ...

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