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Fraser MacDonald

Fraser's passion for theatre started at the age of two at Glasgow's King's Theatre. He has been writing about theatre for five years and has a particular love for pantomime.

He covers a wide variety of the arts across Scotland and has made appearances on radio and television.


BWW Review: CLIFF RICHARD, Royal Albert Home
June 21, 2020

It's clear that taking time out of his schedule was a big deal for Sir Cliff. Sadly, this fan wishes they'd just waited for the tour.

January 22, 2020

Everybody's Talking About Jamie tells the heartwarming story of an outgoing young man with a dream to be a drag queen which cannot fail to move and delight in equal measure.

BWW Album Review: FACE TO FACE, Hayden Tee
January 14, 2020

Big belts and schmaltzy scores aren't for everyone, but every so often something comes along to remind us why we really must treasure this joyous form.

September 22, 2019

Aled Jones and Russell Watson's UK tour stopped in at the London Palladium, where the duo played to a packed house in an evening of song and story that delighted their eager fans.

BWW Review: CONFETTI AND CHAOS, Imagination Workshop
August 16, 2019

Confetti and Chaos is immersive theatre at its best, engaging with its audience from the very outset. As 'guests' gather outside, the 'venue staff' are mingling with the audience and starting the entertainment from the get-go.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BUGSY MALONE, Rose Theatre @ Gilded Balloon
August 14, 2019

Bugsy Malone is an engaging, exciting and hilarious piece of theatre. Captivate Theatre has once again brought an old classic into the 21st Century with a simple yet effective production.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Rose Theatre @ Gilded Balloon
August 9, 2019

Filling all those who walk through the doors of the Gilded Balloon's Rose Theatre with heaps of spiritual joy, Sister Act is the tonic for the doom and gloom of the outside world and the perfect example of the joy of theatre.

August 8, 2019

For a Fringe debut, it is hard to land on your feet as assuredly as Only Fools has done. This is certain to be a more permanent fixture of the Edinburgh Fringe as part of an already hugely successful programme from Interactive Theatre International.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: RAY BRADSHAW: DEAFINITELY BABY, Wee Room @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
August 8, 2019

Ray Bradshaw's unique delivery of hilarious capers during his wedding day in New York are gold, and stories of touring his show to far-flung corners of the world make for some truly delightful comedy.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: THE SORRIES, Quaker Meeting House
August 7, 2019

The show is more of a natural extension of The Corries rather than just a tribute to the band, as the songs and stories are always evolving. From the song collections of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott to the much more modern Green Fields of France, The Sorries' setlist cannot fail to impress.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP, Rose Theatre @ Gilded Balloon
August 7, 2019

Following Chad, the Elvis-inspired loveable rogue who shakes up a sleepy Western village, All Shook Up channels the hits of the King himself to serve up a twee musical which is little on substance but big on song.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: 13: THE MUSICAL!, Rose Theatre @ Gilded Balloon
August 7, 2019

Captivate Theatre brings 13 (The Musical) to the Gilded Balloon's Rose Theatre with the energy, focus and talent to rival the professionals.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: CHOIR OF MAN, Main Hall @ Assembly Halls
August 6, 2019

In a show that is clearly inspired by the success of the modern trendsetters, splashed with its own unique style, Choir of Man is an immersive vocal knees-up not to be missed. 

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: WEST END PRODUCER - FREE WILLY, Studio 2 @ Assembly Studios
August 4, 2019

On his first foray in front of the curtain at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, West End Producer unveils his brand new project - Free Willy: The Musical - and invites his audience to audition for their own role in the production.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: GODLEY ON THE FRINGE, Laughing Horse @ The Counting House
August 4, 2019

Janey Godley's stand up material really is second to none. She boasts some of the best one-liners of the Fringe, distilling decades of Glasgow patter and delivering her material in a way that no-one else can.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ASHLEY STORRIE: HYSTERICAL, Laughing Horse @ The Counting House
August 4, 2019

In her one-hour set at Edinburgh's Counting House, she brings a fresh perspective to dating, crime and autism with a brand that is most definitely her own.

BWW Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, Duke Of York's Theatre
July 31, 2019

Fresh from its UK tour, Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel's adaptation of Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel The Girl on the Train comes to the West End.

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA, London Coliseum
May 22, 2019

As the alternate Aldonza/Dulcinea, Cassidy Janson would be forgiven for feeling a little out of place amongst the otherwise established company. On the contrary, Janson brings the feisty Scottish (why is she Scottish?) waitress to life, giving the drama a much-needed burst of energy.

BWW Review: FAUST, Royal Opera House
April 12, 2019

Bruno Ravella sparks new magic into David McVicar's production, refreshing the feel of the piece whilst ensuring its original spark is retained. Although the fifth revival of McVicar's take on the classic, Ravella ensures that the original text is delivered to ensure the story is allowed to speak for itself.

March 26, 2019

As far as play texts go, Company jumps off the page from the word go - carefully crafted and delicately complied, to result in a magic mixture of New York grit and Broadway schmaltz. It's a delight to read.