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News Hacks – Òran Mór, Glasgow

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Political satire may not be dead in Scotland, but it’s demise on the comedy scene has left it in dire need of resuscitation. Producers Karen Townsend and Rikki Brown have applied the defibrillator and delivered News Hacks, a monthly riff on the great, the good and the not so clever making the headlines in Scotland. No political ...

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Rob Auton: The Hair Show – The Stand, Glasgow

Writer: Rob Auton Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Humour is a subjective matter, which is always worth remembering before entering into the murky den of The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow. Rob Auton, in his Hair Show, proves that his quirky comedy may not be to everyone’s tastes but is undeniably clever. Rob Auton’s zany trip into his head is preceded by ...

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Jersey Boys – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Des McAnuff Writer: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The rise and fall of four unlikely stars from Jersey is well documented, yet few know the real story of how Frankie Castelluccio and his questionable chums became one of the most recognisable quartets in music. So who better to tell the tale than the ...

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Brennan Reece: Everlong – The Stand, Glasgow

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Brennan Reece’s Everlong tour hit Glasgow The Stand Comedy Club this week, bringing with it a cheeky, heartfelt hour of hilarious comedy and touching anecdotes that set him apart from so many on the scene today. Reece jumps onto the stage at the intimate Glasgow venue and is instantly funny. Self-depreciating humour can be overdone, but Reece ...

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INTERVIEW: No Slowing Down for Craig Hill Ahead of Worldwide Tour Dates

Glaswegian comedy legend Craig Hill has spent nearly 20 years on the road. A constant schedule of comedy clubs, theatre engagements and corporate gigs have left little time for anything else, but the quirky comic takes every step in his stride. Hill opens our interview by commending himself on starting bang on the agreed time, a welcome change to many ...

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Come Hell or High Water – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Guy Hollands Script Editor: Martin Travers Composer: Finn Anderson Movement: Jen Egdar Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald One of 50 new works commissioned by Sky Arts, The Citizens Theatre Community set out to explore changing identity in a post-Brexit Britain in Come Hell or High Water. What resulted was a raw, exploratory journey into the psyche of Glasgow as it fights ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Magic Festival to return for ninth year in May

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival returns for its ninth year over a week in spring rather than summer, running from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 May. The event will showcase some of the world’s most celebrated illusionists, proving that magic is an art form with the power to enchant, mystify, challenge and leave audiences speechless. Beginning with a Wizard World Gathering and finishing ...

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NEWS: Scottish Government Save Scottish Youth Theatre from Closure

Announcement by Scottish Culture Secretary allows company to continue during Year of Young People. A short-term funding agreement has been reached to enable the Scottish Youth Theatre to remain open beyond July 2018, allowing young people across the whole of Scotland to benefit from their programmes. The company had previously announced that they would have to cease operations in July ...

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