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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, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
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...)
BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 07, 2017

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach thei... (more...)
BWW Review: THE RED CHAIR, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE RED CHAIR, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 04, 2017

The Red Chair sees acclaimed Scottish performer Sarah Cameron steer us through a landscape of twisted reason, extreme compulsion and eye watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale and a father's dereliction of duty reaches epic proportions.... (more...)
BWW Review: ALLAN STEWART'S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: ALLAN STEWART'S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - March 02, 2017

Allan Stewart's latest variety show is a cornucopia of comedy, music and impressions, which once again cements his status as one of Britain's leading entertainers.... (more...)
BWW Review: NOWHERE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: NOWHERE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 26, 2017

In the fading memory of his Arches roots, Andy Arnold and his troupe will take guests on an absurd journey down corridors and up stairwells and into backstage passages to meet strange characters reciting even stranger stories.... (more...)
BWW Review: TITANIC, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: TITANIC, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - February 22, 2017

Edinburgh's Southern Light Opera Company rises to the challenge of staging Maury Yeston's award-winning musical, in an ambitious production with a cast of 90 and orchestra of 27.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - February 21, 2017

The 2012 National Theatre adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel embarks on its second UK tour, and is compelling, thought-provoking and exceptionally well-performed.... (more...)
BWW Review: RENT, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: RENT, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 15, 2017

Inspired by Puccini's classic opera La boheme, RENT features unforgettable music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson including the much-loved songs Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Boheme. Winner of four Tony® Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and the hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Dram... (more...)
BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 07, 2017

Winner of six Tony Awards, including best musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the delightful smash hit comedy set in New York in 1922, and based on the award-winning film.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 16, 2016

A handsome prince is cursed by an evil fairy to live as a hideous beast. The only way to lift the curse is for him to find true love - but who could love a beast? Will our Beauty see beyond appearances and fall in love with the Beast to overcome the ter-rible curse?... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 13, 2016

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London's West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: CINDERELLA, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 09, 2016

This Christmas we welcome back the magic of the Fairy Godmother, the sparkle of a pair of glass slippers and of course the beautiful (oh no they're not!) Ugly Sisters as Cinderella, the Godmother of all pantos, makes a welcome return to the King's Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - December 03, 2016

The annual spectacular pantomime at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh has built a reputation for being one of the best in the country, and this year's production of Jack and the Beanstalk does not disappoint. From start to finish, it is a feast of laughter, music, colour and fun, and is sure to deligh... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! - THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse, 30 November 2016 BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! - THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse, 30 November 2016
by Adam Robinson - December 02, 2016

Ripped torsos, fake tan, a man in a dress, gay anthems and flippers…No Priscilla Queen of the Desert has not drove its bus back to Edinburgh, Mamma Mia! has strutted its way to the capital. The Playhouse has transported itself from Australia to Greece, via Sweden for this year's festive residency.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 21 November 2016 BWW Review: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 21 November 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 22, 2016

Despite protests of his innocence, Andy Dufresne is handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover. Incarcerated at the notorious Shawshank facility, he quickly learns that no one can survive alone. Andy strikes up an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer Red, and ... (more...)