Natalie has been an avid theatre goer since her first London production of Blood Brothers when she was 12. Based in Glasgow, she also reviews in Edinburgh and London as much as she can. Natalie loves nothing better than a musical medley and has an intense fear of audience participation.
With hundreds of theatre productions to choose from at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue has narrowed down her top picks from the theatre section of the programmeEDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Musicals June 19, 2017
In the Scottish and UK premiere, Ireland's longest running theatre ensemble, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, return to The Tron to perform Shackleton the story of, and about, Endurance on the Antarctic's icy Weddell Sea.BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow June 14, 2017
When a group of young girls are discovered dancing in the woods trying to conjure spirits, the God-fearing people of a small New England town are told the devil and witchcraft is in their midst and must be rooted out at all costs. The town is quickly caught up in an unstoppable flow of paranoia, indictment and manipulation as personal grievances collide with lust and superstition creating a crucible of suspicion where no person is safe from his neighbour.EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Children's Shows June 14, 2017
A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.BWW Review: JANE EYRE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow June 6, 2017
The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Jane Eyre's spirited heroine faces life's obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.EDINBURGH 2017: Pick Of The Programme - Comedy June 7, 2017
Today Laughing Horse Festivals launched it's 2017 Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme with a massive 392 free Fringe shows spread across 37 performance spaces in 23 venues - its largest ever programme.The Playhouse on the Fringe line-up announced June 1, 2017
A unique take on rock 'n' roll, a musical insight into family dynamics, an improvised one-man musical, a self-retrospective with Michelle Shocked and a show exploring the works of Annie Lennox, are to play in The Boards at the Edinburgh Playhouse this August.Edinburgh Festival Fringe at The Brunton May 30, 2017
A marathon night of drink, debauchery and duplicity develops after Martha and her husband George invite unsuspecting young couple, Nick and Honey, round for a nightcap. Drink flows, spiked with vicious humour, acerbic wit and tempestuous verbal sparring. However, as night turns to morning, searing secrets are exposed.Made In Scotland showcase announced for Edinburgh Festival Fringe May 29, 2017
Transgender choirs, police van drama, Idi Amin's impact in Scotland, refugee stories and record collection conversations among the highlights revealed as part of 2017 Made in Scotland Showcase.Tron Theatre presents Tron 100 Festival May 29, 2017
The Tron 100 Festivalis entering its second year with a week of new short plays written, performed and directed by members of the Tron Theatre's professional development initiative, the Tron 100 Club.Tron Theatre Company to stage THE LYING KIND May 24, 2017
Constables Blunt and Gobbel have one last duty to fulfil before they clock off on Christmas Eve: to tell the old couple at number 58 some terrible, terrible news. But what if the shock is too much for the frail pair to bear?BWW Review: GREASE, King's Theatre, Glasgow May 11, 2017
Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again.
It's the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You're The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin' and many more.