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BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse
Posted: Dec. 15, 2017


BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA, King's Theatre GlasgowBWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA, King's Theatre Glasgow
Posted: Jun. 13, 2018


BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA, King's Theatre GlasgowBWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA, King's Theatre Glasgow
June 13, 2018

As children, we are brought up on fairy tales set in far faraway lands. A boy-meets-girl story, typically helped by dancing animals or singing furniture.

BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse
December 15, 2017

There is a prince, a princess and a quest for happy ever after. You may think you have heard it all before, but add a big green ogre, a talking donkey and a dragon that can sing and you'll quickly learn this is no typical fairytale.

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU, King's Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU, King's Theatre, Glasgow
October 18, 2017

A frustrated New York thespian finds himself in the dusty hills of Nevada with two choices, follow instructions and foreclose the town's rundown theatre, or follow his heart and save it with a spectacular show.

BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Edinburgh Playhouse
October 4, 2017

A murder and a major movie star: the media are in frenzy. What happened and why? Sunset Boulevard is the tale of aspiring writer Joe Gillis, who falls into the life of former silver screen siren Norma Desmond. Once in her web, there is no surrender. The audience watches rapt as this twisted love story unravels and burns out like an old film reel.

BWW Review: PROM KWEEN at Underbelly, CowgateBWW Review: PROM KWEEN at Underbelly, Cowgate
August 14, 2017

Cool kids, high school identity issues, a whole lot of singing and the starting of engines. Grease may have been the word, but hunty you are not in Rydell anymore. It is 2016 and while the world is in turmoil, the life of an American teenager is no smooth catwalk. Social outsider Matthew comes untucked when they decide it is time to step out the shadows and shine, by running for prom queen.

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Edinburgh Playhouse
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.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! - THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse, 30 November 2016BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! - THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse, 30 November 2016
December 2, 2016

Ripped torsos, fake tan, a man in a dress, gay anthems and flippersNo 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.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: F*CKING MEN, Assembly George Square Studios, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: F*CKING MEN, Assembly George Square Studios, 11 August
August 21, 2016

Straight from selling out in London comes a King's Head Theatre play by Joe Dipietro. F*cking Men is a modern interpretation of Schnitzler's 19th-century play La Ronde. A play which caused great controversy at the time now retold through the lives of men who have sex with other men. Gay, Straight, Married, and Escorts, all interlinking characters have one connecting trait, they all agree "Why does any dude have sex with strangers? Because it feels fanfuckingtastic" as one character puts it. Three actors play the multi-character script, switching between roles like a well-oiled machine. Each is skilled and versatile, even though some very unnecessary badly chosen accents can leave you distracted.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BRIEFS FACTORY PRESENTS: SWEATSHOP, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BRIEFS FACTORY PRESENTS: SWEATSHOP, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 August
August 15, 2016

The Briefs brand is on the rise at the Edinburgh Fringe. After touring the acclaimed macho in mascara mashup original show Briefs in all its drag, circus and comedy glory, 2016 sees the introduction of the 5-star Hot Brown Honey, and this new late night addition Sweatshop.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AMELIA RYAN: LADY LIBERTY, Assembly George Square Theatre, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AMELIA RYAN: LADY LIBERTY, Assembly George Square Theatre, 12 August
August 15, 2016

A one-woman show is hard to do for any artist. Standing alone trying to fill a stage while getting an audience on your side. Amelia Ryan does not make it easy on herself with her show Lady Liberty combining singing, storytelling, silliness and a slice of self-help. Fortunately, her talent is as big as her dreams.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: HOT BROWN HONEY, Assembly Roxy, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: HOT BROWN HONEY, Assembly Roxy, 12 August
August 15, 2016

Each Edinburgh Fringe there are one or two shows that get it all right. They go beyond mere theatre into something with much greater value and significance. Hot Brown Honey is one such show. From the creative team behind Australian cabaret sensation Briefs, comes an all-female dynamic variety show. Ariel work, dance, poetry and song all explore the story of what is means and feels to be a woman of colour in todays society.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE RAUNCH, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE RAUNCH, Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, 12 August
August 15, 2016

Strap on your boots, tie your horse up outside and get in line because the circus has come to town. Blowing in from London comes The Raunch. A naughty variety show with a cowboy twist.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: JAMES WILSON-TAYLOR: GINGER IS THE NEW BLACK, Underbelly, Cowgate, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: JAMES WILSON-TAYLOR: GINGER IS THE NEW BLACK, Underbelly, Cowgate, 12 August
August 15, 2016

In a time of great diversity awareness, media discussion, and societal polarisation, James Wislon-Taylor is ready for his voice to be heard. To light the flame for his red haired revolution. Though years of bullying and historical percussion do highlight valid points throughout, Ginger is the New Black is a hilarious insight into one man's plight to end myths, and put the roaring hot 'gr' back into Ginger.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BETH VYSE AS OLIVE HANDS IN ALL HANDS TO THE PUMP, Heroes @ The Hive, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BETH VYSE AS OLIVE HANDS IN ALL HANDS TO THE PUMP, Heroes @ The Hive, 12 August
August 15, 2016

One of the most wonderful things about the Edinburgh Fringe, and comedy itself, is the room for all types of acts and you don't know what to expect next. Off the wall comedians like Beth Vyse can test out material, free the silliness in all of us, and let their freak flag fly high.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: HOW TO WIN AGAINST WINNING, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: HOW TO WIN AGAINST WINNING, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 August
August 14, 2016

History class at school can be a marmite subject to many. Covering historical moments and movements of great importance do heighten our ability to evaluate events of today, but many can feel like a task rather than a joy. Thankfully the Edinburgh Fringe can provide extra curriculum knowledge that opens our eyes to historical figures that you wish you had heard of decades ago.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE TAP PACK, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE TAP PACK, Assembly George Square Theatre, 11 August
August 14, 2016

Whether you grew up on Fred Astaire, seen a street busker hot shoe shuffle, or became obsessed with a children's film about a dancing penguin, at some point we have all been impressed by the talent of a tap dancer. The Tap Pack bring this timeless dance skill straight up to date, while still celebrating icons from the past.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: COLIN CLOUD: EXPOSE, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: COLIN CLOUD: EXPOSE, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 August
August 14, 2016

Colin Cloud, the self-confessed psychic cynic from Scotland is a showman on the rise. From an almost unknown, he has gained a global following online from his appearances on shows like This Morning. His third Edinburgh Fringe show Expose, is a mind bending adventure with tricks to leave even the biggest sceptic baffled.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ROYAL VAUXHALL, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ROYAL VAUXHALL, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 August
August 14, 2016

Deep in the pulsating heart of 80's London at a time of great excess and egos, three best friends make a pack to go out and forget all of life's heartaches. However, the friends are three of the most iconic names and well known faces in the UK. The idea of Freddie Mercury, Kenny Everett and Princess Diana going to a gay club in Vauxhall sounds too incredible to be true. According to Cleo Rocos book, it is very much the truth. This gives the premise to Royal Vauxhall. A mini musical sharing that infamous night and the emotions that led up to it.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BRIEFS, Assembly Hall, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: BRIEFS, Assembly Hall, 10 August
August 12, 2016

When it comes to cabaret, and especially camp cabaret, Australia reigns supreme. So much so that the stars on their flag should be replaced by sequins. Following the high heeled footsteps of those who have twinkled across the ocean like Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Miss Kylie Minogue, comes the controversial but kick ass kitsch Briefs.

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MICHELLE MCMANUS: POP GOES THE IDOL, Stand In The Square, 10 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MICHELLE MCMANUS: POP GOES THE IDOL, Stand In The Square, 10 August
August 12, 2016

Scottish siren Michelle McManus won the nation's biggest talent contest Pop Idol in 2003 to some controversy. She was every inch the popstar, but 80's icon and judge Pete Waterman took umbrage with her taking the crown.



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