Gregor Dickson

Gregor Dickson Gregor is a Principal Teacher at a large secondary school in Edinburgh. He has loved musical theatre since the age of eight, and enjoys seeing shows in London and Scotland as often as he can. His favourite musical theatre scores are 'Aspects of Love' and 'Chess', and his all-time favourite production is the National Theatre's 'South Pacific' (2001), starring Lauren Kennedy and Philip Quast.


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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Chambers StEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Chambers St
Posted: Aug. 11, 2017


EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45
Posted: Aug. 15, 2017


EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance OneEDINBURGH Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One
Posted: Aug. 16, 2017


EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S IMPROBABLE NEW MUSICAL, theSpace on the MileEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S IMPROBABLE NEW MUSICAL, theSpace on the Mile
Posted: Aug. 12, 2017


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BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
Posted: Dec. 3, 2016


BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Festival Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT..., Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Posted: Feb. 21, 2017


BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance OneEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One
August 16, 2017

Based on the 1984 cult movie of the same name and following a successful run at London's Southwark Playhouse, the rock musical comes to the Edinburgh Fringe prior to returning to London for a limited run at the Arts Theatre in autumn 2017.

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, theSpace @ Venue45
August 15, 2017

'It Shoulda Been You' opened on Broadway in 2015, with a cast including Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard in a production directed by David Hyde Pierce. It receives one of its first UK presentations here from new Edinburgh company Room 29 Theatre, and it's an inspired choice for their Fringe premiere.

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S IMPROBABLE NEW MUSICAL, theSpace on the MileEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S IMPROBABLE NEW MUSICAL, theSpace on the Mile
August 12, 2017

The typically implausible G&S style plot involves two companies going to extreme lengths to secure good reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe with rival productions. Many of the usual Gilbertian elements are included: an abandoned baby, a sense of duty, love across ranks and an implausible, contrived finale. All-new lyrics, set to Sullivan's music, are accompanied by the usual quota of silly dances.

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Chambers StEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Chambers St
August 11, 2017

Brexit the Musical isn't the only show in this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe to be inspired by recent political goings-on, but it's likely to be the funniest.

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS, C royaleEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS, C royale
August 9, 2017

Ordinary Days is a musical portrayal of four New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. When the ever-optimistic Warren finds Deb's most precious possession, the two unwittingly start a chain of events which not only change their lives, but also the lives of fellow New Yorkers Claire and Jason.

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING, Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: DIRTY DANCING, Edinburgh Playhouse
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.

BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
June 9, 2017

Jon Robyns, Cassie Compton and Ruth Madoc lead an impressive UK tour of the musical adaption of the 1998 hit romantic comedy film.

BWW Review: NOT DEAD ENOUGH, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: NOT DEAD ENOUGH, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
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.

BWW Review: NELL GWYNN, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: NELL GWYNN, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
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.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
April 8, 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.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: SISTER ACT, Edinburgh Playhouse
April 7, 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.

BWW Review: CHESS, Festival Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: CHESS, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
April 1, 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.

BWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
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.

BWW Review: ALLAN STEWART'S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: ALLAN STEWART'S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
March 2, 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.

BWW Review: TITANIC, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: TITANIC, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
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.

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Festival Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
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.

BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
December 3, 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 delight young and old alike.