Scotland Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - July 26, 2017

Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, otherwise known as Za Za and the star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges' son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LYING KIND, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE LYING KIND, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - July 08, 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? Maybe they'd be better off not knowing. And maybe the hapless constables ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - July 05, 2017

E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production.... (more...)
BWW Review: WONDERLAND, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: WONDERLAND, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - July 04, 2017

Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING, Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Gregor Dickson - June 16, 2017

The stage adaptation of the iconic 1987 film embarks on a second UK tour, with a stand-out performance by Carlie Milner as Penny.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHACKLETON, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: SHACKLETON, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 15, 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - 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, ind... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - June 09, 2017

Jon Robyns, Cassie Compton and Ruth Madoc lead an impressive UK tour of the musical adaption of the 1998 hit romantic comedy film.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE RED SHOES, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE RED SHOES, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 07, 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 betwee... (more...)
BWW Review: JANE EYRE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: JANE EYRE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 06, 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... (more...)
BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 31, 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 s... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: GREASE, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - 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, Summe... (more...)
BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 03, 2017

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and star... (more...)
BWW Review: NOT DEAD ENOUGH, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: NOT DEAD ENOUGH, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - April 29, 2017

The stage adaptation of a second book from the Peter James detective thriller series DS Grace serves as a reminder that not all popular novels transfer seamlessly to the stage.... (more...)
BWW Review: NELL GWYNN, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: NELL GWYNN, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - April 21, 2017

Jessica Swale's play about the unlikely heroine who went from lowly orange seller to national treasure features a stand-out titular performance by Laura Pitt-Pulford.... (more...)
BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - April 20, 2017

People, people who need musical revivals, are the luckiest people in the world. And no musical has been overdue a return as the classic Funny Girl. A show based on the life and career of quirky Broadway performer Fanny Brice.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 19, 2017

It's 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancee dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.... (more...)
BWW Review: ALL OR NOTHING, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: ALL OR NOTHING, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 12, 2017

In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas.... (more...)
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - April 08, 2017

Edinburgh Music Theatre's return to the King's Theatre doesn't disappoint, with Bock's music and Harnick's lyrics portrayed clearly and passionately.... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Gregor Dickson - April 07, 2017

Alexandra Burke leads a strong ensemble in director Craig Revel Horwood's re-imagining of the hit West End and Broadway musical, which features a tuneful score by Alan Menken.... (more...)
BWW Review: CHESS, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: CHESS, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - April 01, 2017

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's latest ambitious venture is a visually stunning production of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice's hit 1980s pop musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: GHOST, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: GHOST, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 28, 2017

Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this innovative reimagining will feature an expanded book, new music and original staging.... (more...)
BWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - March 23, 2017

The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society's latest venture combines sparkling performances, modern references and excellent sound design in one of G&S's less well known comic operas.... (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE OR MONEY, CCA, Glasgow BWW Review: LOVE OR MONEY, CCA, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 21, 2017

Part of the Glasgow Live International Comedy Festival, Love or Money is a double bill of two one-act two-hander plays by Karen Barclay and Tom Brogan.... (more...)
BWW Review: GOD OF CARNAGE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: GOD OF CARNAGE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 11, 2017

When two young boys get into an altercation at a public park, their parents meet to discuss the event in a calm and rational manner…But as the evening progresses (and the rum is drunk), diplomatic civility makes way for all out conflict, leaving liberal principles, expensive flowers and half-digeste... (more...)