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Natalie O'Donoghue

Natalie O'Donoghue Natalie has been an avid theatre goer since her first London production of Blood Brothers when she was 12. Based in Glasgow, she also reviews in Edinburgh and London as much as she can. Natalie loves nothing better than a musical medley and has an intense fear of audience participation.


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BWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Pitlochry Festival Theatre PhotoBWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Posted: Jul. 10, 2021


BWW Review: BLACK DIAMONDS AND THE BLUE BRAZIL, Sound Stage PhotoBLACK DIAMONDS AND THE BLUE BRAZIL
Posted: Jul. 26, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: RAPUNZEL, National Theatre of Scotland PhotoBWW Review: RAPUNZEL, National Theatre of Scotland
Posted: Dec. 22, 2020


The BroadwayWorld Beginner's Guide To: Stand-Up Comedy PhotoThe BroadwayWorld Beginner's Guide To: Stand-Up Comedy
Posted: Feb. 5, 2021


BWW Review: ALI THE MAGIC ELF, Tron Theatre PhotoBWW Review: ALI THE MAGIC ELF, Tron Theatre
Posted: Dec. 17, 2020


BWW Review: A GAMBLERS GUIDE TO DYING, Traverse Theatre PhotoBWW Review: A GAMBLERS GUIDE TO DYING, Traverse Theatre
Posted: Dec. 21, 2020


BWW Review: HIGH MAN PEN MEANDER, Tron Theatre PhotoBWW Review: HIGH MAN PEN MEANDER, Tron Theatre
Posted: Dec. 10, 2020


BWW Review: MEET JAN BLACK, Gaiety Theatre PhotoBWW Review: MEET JAN BLACK, Gaiety Theatre
Posted: Apr. 3, 2021


BWW Review: BLACK DIAMONDS AND THE BLUE BRAZIL, Sound Stage
July 26, 2021

The fifth play in our Sound Stage season, Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil is freely adapted from the books of Ron Ferguson – Coal, Cowdenbeath and Football dreams of glory come together in a story about a father a daughter and what it means to succeed.

BWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Pitlochry Festival Theatre
July 10, 2021

Take a jaunt down to the riverbank and join the adventure, as Mole, Rat and Badger try to instil just a little common sense and protect the impulsive Mr. Toad from harming himself in his impulsive antics and reckless motoring!

BWW Review: THE MOTHER LOAD, Sound Stage
June 23, 2021

The Fourth of our Sound Stage series, The Mother Load. Three first-time mothers meet at an ante natal class. Together they must confront their expectations of pregnancy in this funny and moving play about unlikely friendship and the messy realities of parenthood.

BWW Review: ADVENTURES WITH THE PAINTED PEOPLE, Pitlochry Theatre
June 16, 2021

Directed by Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director, Elizabeth Newman, Adventures with the Painted People is a compelling love story, exploring the value of history and the power of writing. Lucius is a cultured Roman officer, captured by the Picts and about to be sacrificed. Eithne is a wise Pictish woman, who wants to record her people's history in writing, a skill they do not yet have. She makes a deal - she will rescue Lucius, in exchange for him teaching her to write. So, they must flee - not by road, the Romans have not built those yet, but down river...

BWW Review: THE MACBETHS, Citizens Theatre
June 3, 2021

Returning from battle, Macbeth hears a prophesy emboldening him to murder and betray. Compelled by his equally ruthless wife, Macbeth ignores his creeping sense of guilt and hopelessness and attempts to hasten the hand of fate, unwittingly ushering in the downfall of them both.

BWW Review: GHOSTS, National Theatre of Scotland
April 23, 2021

Download the app, plug in your headphones, and lose yourself in this poetic storytelling experience, exploring the myth of Scotland's collective amnesia of slavery and racialised wealth, of empire and identity.

BWW Review: DISTANCE REMAINING
April 15, 2021

From the producer and writer behind smash-hit Islander The Musical comes Distance Remaining - a collection of three soaring theatrical stories made for the screen starring Karen Dubar, Reuben Joseph and Dolina MacLennan.

BWW Review: MEET JAN BLACK, Gaiety Theatre
April 3, 2021

A new comedy that takes Year of the Rona and replaces it with Year of the Jan. It’s a show for anyone who wanted to run down the street screaming NO every time we had another zoom call to make; for those who saw the families on Gogglebox more than their own; and for all us who want to put that last year behind them and get back in the theatre, to return to that sense of being together as a community. A hilarious show guaranteed to make us feel closer to each other than we have all of last year.

The BroadwayWorld Beginner's Guide To: Stand-Up Comedy
February 5, 2021

There has never been a better time to get into stand-up comedy. Many of the hard-working touring comics have taken their work online and are doing online versions of their full-length solo shows or are taking part in club setups online.

BWW Review: RAPUNZEL, National Theatre of Scotland
December 22, 2020

“You all know the story of Rapunzel, right? That lassie with the long hair who’s been trapped in her lockdown tower for what feels like forever. The lassie who’s sitting there like a loon waiting for some Prince will come along and save her. Well, think again.

BWW Review: A GAMBLERS GUIDE TO DYING, Traverse Theatre
December 21, 2020

Having played to sell-out audiences when it premiered at the Traverse Festival – winning a Fringe First and the Holden Street Theatre Award – A Gambler’s Guide to Dying has since been performed around the world.

BWW Review: ALI THE MAGIC ELF, Tron Theatre
December 17, 2020

This Christmas, Tron Theatre Company is delighted to bring back the much loved, Ali the Magic Elf – as a live show captured on film for viewing at home. Ideal for little ones aged 3-8 years and their adults, the show is written and directed by Tron Theatre’s Artistic Director Andy Arnold and is a wonderfully gentle tale about working together to magic-up order out of chaos.

BWW Review: HIGH MAN PEN MEANDER, Tron Theatre
December 10, 2020

High Man Pen Meander is a thrilling virtual promenade show around and about the Tron Theatre, where the walls will echo with the voices and sounds of Glasgow’s most famous bard, Edwin Morgan.

2020 Year In Review: Natalie O'Donoghue's Best of Theatre
November 12, 2020

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue highlights her favourite theatre productions and performances of 2020.

BWW Review: PETRICHOR, Tron Theatre
November 5, 2020

A world where every single day is exactly the same. PETRICHOR is a dystopian reality, where every moment is muted, managed and monochrome. Nothing bad ever happens. Nothing good does either.

BroadwayWorld's Theatre Christmas Gift Guide
November 8, 2020

If you're looking for something a bit different for the theatre fan in your life this year - we've got you covered!

The Shows That Made Us: WICKED
August 20, 2020

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue shares why Wicked is so special to her

Q&A: Army At The Virtual Fringe
August 10, 2020

BWW catches up with Wendy Faux to chat about Army At The Virtual Fringe

Blog: Reflecting On Reviewing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
August 10, 2020

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue reflects on reviewing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and on how to improve in coming years.

Samantha Hannah on HOW TO FIND HAPPINESS IN A YEAR
July 30, 2020

BWW catches up with Samantha Hannah to chat about her show How To Find Happiness In A Year which is now streaming on Nextup Comedy.



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