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 LAST WITCH, Tron Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: THE LAST WITCH, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Posted: Nov. 1, 2018


BWW Review: NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL, King's Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL, King's Theatre, Glasgow
Posted: Nov. 8, 2018


KT Tunstall, Frank Turner, Ed Byrne And Craig Charles Come And Play In Dumfries For Big Burns Supper 2019KT Tunstall, Frank Turner, Ed Byrne And Craig Charles Come And Play In Dumfries For Big Burns Supper
Posted: Oct. 30, 2018


BWW Review: A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD), Tron Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD), Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Posted: Oct. 26, 2018


BWW Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, Theatre Royal, GlasgowBWW Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Posted: Nov. 7, 2018


Mad Props Theatre Bring LITTLE WOMEN to GlasgowMad Props Theatre Bring LITTLE WOMEN to Glasgow
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


BWW Review: THE DOLLS: DRAGGED UP, King's Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: THE DOLLS: DRAGGED UP, King's Theatre, Glasgow
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE LAST SHIP, Theatre Royal, GlasgowBWW Review: THE LAST SHIP, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Posted: Jun. 19, 2018


BWW Review: DERREN BROWN- UNDERGROUND, Theatre Royal, GlasgowBWW Review: DERREN BROWN- UNDERGROUND, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Posted: Jun. 6, 2018


BWW Review: MA, PA AND THE LITTLE MOUTHS, Tron TheatreBWW Review: MA, PA AND THE LITTLE MOUTHS, Tron Theatre
Posted: May. 5, 2018


EDINBURGH 2018: Pick Of The Programme - ComedyEDINBURGH 2018: Pick Of The Programme - Comedy
Posted: Jun. 6, 2018


Amy Ross On Playing Elphaba in the WICKED UK TourAmy Ross On Playing Elphaba in the WICKED Tour
Posted: Jan. 31, 2018


BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For Glasgow TheatreBroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For Glasgow Theatre
November 21, 2018

BroadwayWorld reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top pick of shows to see in Glasgow this festive period.

Mad Props Theatre Bring LITTLE WOMEN to GlasgowMad Props Theatre Bring LITTLE WOMEN to Glasgow
November 20, 2018

Mad Props Theatre, the group behind the hilarious 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (***** - Daily Record) and Soho Cinders starring voice of Big Brother Marcus Bentley, are back, but this time with the musical adaptation of Alcott's beloved children's novel, Little Women the Broadway Musical.

BWW Review: THE DOLLS: DRAGGED UP, King's Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: THE DOLLS: DRAGGED UP, King's Theatre, Glasgow
November 20, 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to pack away the night time TENA Lady's, THEY'RE BACK! The tan has barely faded from Agnes and Sadie's thick skin and they're in trouble again, lip synching for their mother-tucking lives!

BWW Review: NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL, King's Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL, King's Theatre, Glasgow
November 8, 2018

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette's School, they're attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone's Christmas wish come true.

BWW Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, Theatre Royal, GlasgowBWW Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
November 7, 2018

Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi-award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre return with their latest smash hit, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even the security guards are on the take. Can it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong? Don't miss this smash-and-grab hit comedy, guaranteed to deliver swag loads of laughter.

BWW Review: THE LAST WITCH, Tron Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: THE LAST WITCH, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
November 1, 2018

A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Could Janet Horne really cure beasts, summon the wind and charm fish out of the sea? Or was she simply able to make others think she could? Did she actually practise witchcraft? Or was she simply a free-thinking woman, ahead of her time?

KT Tunstall, Frank Turner, Ed Byrne And Craig Charles Come And Play In Dumfries For Big Burns Supper 2019KT Tunstall, Frank Turner, Ed Byrne And Craig Charles Come And Play In Dumfries For Big Burns Supper 2019
October 30, 2018

Come and Play! Festival organisers launched the Big Burns Supper 2019 festival programme with a warm invitation to audiences old and new from near and far to join them alongside a host of top Scottish and international artists for the biggest contemporary celebration of Scotland's national poet in town he called home, Dumfries.

BWW Review: A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD), Tron Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD), Tron Theatre, Glasgow
October 26, 2018

Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam & Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish) prepare for a hilarious cabaret musical about depression that explains how it's OK to not be OK.

BWW Review: PADDY'S MARKET, The Shed, GlasgowBWW Review: PADDY'S MARKET, The Shed, Glasgow
October 20, 2018

Paddy's: A New Music for an Old Market. The iconic Glasgow flea market is brought back to life in this new re - telling of life in Glasgow's most famous Lane. All of the banter, all of the bargains

SHONA The Musical To Make Its UK PremiereSHONA The Musical To Make Its UK Premiere
October 17, 2018

Based around the marriage of a Zimbabwean Chief Sabelo to his Scottish bride Joanne, Shona The Musical chronicles the couples' resilience against xenophobic, corrupt politicians and officials bringing turmoil to the whole population - both black and white.

HYMN: SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT to be Screened in UK CinemasHYMN: SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT to be Screened in UK Cinemas
October 12, 2018

FULL-LENGTH THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE FEATURES BRIGHTMAN'S NEW MUSIC FROM THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ALBUM 'HYMN' WITH EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES CONTENT

Paddy's Market Theatre Production Comes to Glasgow's The ShedPaddy's Market Theatre Production Comes to Glasgow's The Shed
October 8, 2018

One of Scotland's most exciting theatre companies has announced dates for a new play about Glasgow's incredibly controversial Paddy's Market. Set for 4 shows across 3 days in October, Tram Direct will explore the contentious story of the market and the lives of the hawkers (traders) who worked there.

BWW Review: BALLYTURK, Tron Theatre, GlasgowBWW Review: BALLYTURK, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
October 6, 2018

Ballyturk is Enda Walsh's moving meditation on the brevity of our existence - a mundane village with echoes of Dylan Thomas's Llareggub in Under Milk Wood, viewed through a Truman Show style filter of confined artificiality. Explosions both literal and imagined, music and exhilarating physical comedy punctuate beautifully poetic renderings of life in the type of small town we have all visited, and, more likely, lived in. The result is exuberant, surreal, funny and gut-wrenchingly sad.

BWW Review: STILL ALICE, King's Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: STILL ALICE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
September 26, 2018

Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven - a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.

BWW Review: BASTIAN BAKER, SSE Hydro, GlasgowBWW Review: BASTIAN BAKER, SSE Hydro, Glasgow
September 23, 2018

Switzerland native Bastian Baker has managed to secure himself quite the gig- a worldwide tour with Canadian superstar Shania Twain.

David Cross Announces UK DatesDavid Cross Announces UK Dates
September 19, 2018

Award-winning U.S. comedian David Cross brings his new showOh Come Onto Manchester, London and Glasgow after a 46 date tour of America.

THE LOST DISC Comes To Soho TheatreTHE LOST DISC Comes To Soho Theatre
September 19, 2018

The Lost Disc is a riotous quest for the holy grail of recorded music. Part gig, part play, part comedy show it showcases an alternative history of popular music and is strumming its way to the Soho Theatre stage from 8th-27th October 2018.

Rachel Parris Adds Extra Date For IT'S FUN TO PRETEND at Leicester Sq TheatreRachel Parris Adds Extra Date For IT'S FUN TO PRETEND at Leicester Sq Theatre
September 7, 2018

Rachel Parris, the star of BBC's Mash Report, has today announced an extra date to her extensive UK headline tour of "It's Fun To Pretend".

BWW Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Tramway, GlasgowBWW Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Tramway, Glasgow
September 7, 2018

The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Caledonian heart in a new production of Edwin Morgan's Scots translation that's brimming with Glaswegian patter. This production receives the classic Dominic Hill treatment (The Rivals, The Libertine), with stunning costumes from Scots fashion designer Pam Hogg and design from Tom Piper that's sure to embody a truly Scottish celebration.

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: LIKE A STURGEON, UnderbellyEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: LIKE A STURGEON, Underbelly
August 26, 2018

Tackling Theresa May, Melania Trump, and Nicola Sturgeon, plus more of the world's leading ladies, lip-sync sensation Ripley pushes the boundaries of drag, pop and politics.



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