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Adam Robinson



BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse
November 13, 2019

When you think of country music icon Dolly Parton, passion, storytelling and female empowerment spring to mind. Her musical 9 to 5 ticks all those boxes. Following the plot of the 1980 film of the same name, Dolly Parton again teamed up with the film's writers Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins to bring the musical to Broadway in 2009.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: LITTLE DEATH CLUB, Underbelly's Circus Hub On The Meadows - The Beauty
August 20, 2019

When you step into the Little Death Club, the lights are low, the band is jamming and the anticipation is palpable.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SPLINTERED, Bedlam Theatre
August 18, 2019

Not fully stand up, not fully a play. Nor a sketch show or pure physical comedy. Splintered is a little bit of everything. A collection of calypso cabaret, all mixed up, reminiscent of the Caribbean itself. It explores and shares the voices of LGBTQI+ women in Trinidad and Tobago.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: COLIN CLOUD: SINFUL, Pleasance Courtyard - The Grand
August 18, 2019

After five years at the Fringe, and a transatlantic turn on America's Got Talent, for which he was invited back for the Champions series, Colin Cloud returns to Edinburgh with new show Sinful.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BROMANCE, Assembly Rooms - Music Hall
August 18, 2019

The art of circus skills involves trust, talent and intimate physical contact. In a social landscape where the gender stereotypes of what it means to be a man, and what are acceptable public interactions keep changing, how does this effect male acrobats?

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: JAMES BARR: THIRST TRAP, Underbelly, Cowgate - White Belly
August 18, 2019

James Barr has had a glittering career on the airwaves for the past few years on stations such as Heat and Hits Radio, plus working for MTV. He has taken his fame and following to dip into the stand-up comedy pool, and this guy can truly swim.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: FISHBOWL, Pleasance Courtyard - The Grand
August 18, 2019

After winning the esteemed French theatre award, the Moliére, for Best Comedy Play, Fishbowl brings its slapstick physical comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time.

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE, King's Theatre Glasgow
March 6, 2019

Theatre with lasting cultural impact is not something that's created often. Especially not modern ballet. Yet Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake has that impact, and deservingly so.

BWW Review: WAR HORSE, SEC Armadillo Glasgow
January 29, 2019

Courage, friendship, determination and hope, War Horse is a love story like no other. After the auction purchase of a foal by a foolish father bidding to save his pride, the Narracott family must work out what to do with a bay thoroughbred horse on their Devon farm. Glasgow born actor Scott Miller plays Albert Narracott, the young country son who bonds with the horse, naming him Joey. Their connection appears unbreakable until a hasty decision pushes their connection to its limits.

BWW 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 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, 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 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, 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 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 2016
December 2, 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.

EDINBURGH 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 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 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.