Scotland Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE SNOWMAN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: THE SNOWMAN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 16, 2017

When a young boy's snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman's friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?... (more...)
BWW Review: SLAVA'S SNOW SHOW, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: SLAVA'S SNOW SHOW, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 08, 2017

Having wowed audiences in 2011, this truly unique theatrical adventure is filled with heart, humour and stunning spectacle, promising a breath-taking multisensory delight. A wonder of a show that is equally enjoyed by adults and families alike, Slava's Snowshow has entertained audiences in over 80 c... (more...)
BWW Review: DRYGATE COMEDY, Drygate, Glasgow BWW Review: DRYGATE COMEDY, Drygate, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 04, 2017

Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate brings together the very best craft beer, fearless food for the soul and strong intelligent comedy with a quality blend of up and coming comedians and the finest established comics in an intimate Comedy Club.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE STEAMIE, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE STEAMIE, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - October 25, 2017

It's Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year with a little help from the not so handy Andy.... (more...)
BWW Review: SON OF A PREACHER MAN, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: SON OF A PREACHER MAN, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Natalie O'Donoghue - October 18, 2017

Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including 'The Look Of Love', 'I Only Want To Be With You', 'Spooky' and of course, the classic 'Son Of A Preacher Man', this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughi... (more...)
BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Adam Robinson - 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - October 11, 2017

Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa.... (more...)
BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - October 04, 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 sto... (more...)
BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - October 03, 2017

It's Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link... (more...)
BWW Review: SPAMALOT, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: SPAMALOT, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - October 02, 2017

A musical comedy adapted from 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', this new UK tour of 'Spamalot' is more intimate than previous productions, but is no less entertaining.... (more...)
BWW Review: CILLA - THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: CILLA - THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Gregor Dickson - September 23, 2017

Three years after Jeff Pope's acclaimed television miniseries Cilla was broadcast on ITV, he has now adapted her story for a new touring musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: TEAM VIKING, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: TEAM VIKING, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 21, 2017

Five years ago, James's best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.... (more...)
BWW Review: BLANCHE AND BUTCH, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: BLANCHE AND BUTCH, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 16, 2017

It was the best idea they'd ever had three disabled drag queens called 'Heelz n Wheelz' it was sensational! But when the sparkles fade and tensions rise, a new way forward is needed. Join our stars backstage as they now tour the first 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?' to star an 'actually disa... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE, Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: GREASE, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Gregor Dickson - September 13, 2017

The timeless story of Danny and Sandy, and the T-Birds and Pink Angels, comes to life again in this touring production which features the hit songs 'Summer Nights', 'You're The One That I Want' and 'Hopelessly Devoted To You'.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE KITE RUNNER, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: THE KITE RUNNER, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 12, 2017

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatte... (more...)
BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 06, 2017

Southern belle, Blanche DuBois, seeks solace with her sister, Stella, after her world starts to crumble. But her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella's husband, the sexy but brutal Stanley Kowalski. As temperatures soar and passions rise, Blanche and Stanley battle for Stella's soul.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ATTACHED, Underbelly EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ATTACHED, Underbelly
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2017

Breathtaking displays of juggling and acrobatics combine with clowning that evokes Laurel and Hardy in this European smash-hit making its Fringe debut. A fast-paced energetic and funny circus show for all the family. Two impressively adept performers, one small and mischievous, one giant, clumsy and... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN: APPROPRIATE ADULT, Pleasance Courtyard EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN: APPROPRIATE ADULT, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2017

Chortle Award nominee Kiri thinks the world revolves around her, but she didn't let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids. Consequently, she's going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future. An immoral comedian's morality tale about other people's lack of morals.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FIN TAYLOR: LEFTY TIGHTY RIGHTY LOOSEY, Just The Tonic EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FIN TAYLOR: LEFTY TIGHTY RIGHTY LOOSEY, Just The Tonic
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2017

The most talked about comedian from last year's Fringe is back. He's still white, and you're still hippies. Something's got to give. And I'm not blacking up. It's been a globe-trotting year for Whitey. He's been to America, Australia, Holland and the rest. All over, he's found people who say they're... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SAGE FRANCIS AND B DOLAN PRESENT: TRICKNOLOGY, New Town Theatre EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SAGE FRANCIS AND B DOLAN PRESENT: TRICKNOLOGY, New Town Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2017

In this hour-long demonstration of patented spoken word and freestyle techniques, the legendary Epic Beard Men expose the diabolical trickery of slam poets, battle rappers, improv comics, sh*t mentalists, self-help gurus, li(f)e coaches, faith healers and reality TV presidents. This is what The Secr... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: [title of show], Paradise In The Vault EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: [title of show], Paradise In The Vault
by Gregor Dickson - August 28, 2017

[title of show] is a clever musical which documents its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WEREWOLVES, Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WEREWOLVES, Summerhall
by Amy Hanson - August 28, 2017

Who can you trust? Make the wrong choices and you will end up dead! While Werewolves is in the theatre section of the Fringe brochure, it is better described as an interactive role-playing experience, with the audience involved as participants throughout, striving to survive.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DAVID EDWARDS, Pleasance Courtyard EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DAVID EDWARDS, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2017

Join David Edwards as he gives advice concerning how to navigate the messy world of modern-day dating. Edwards is a cult performer, regularly appearing at Brian Gittins' monthly night 'Gittins to Know You' and co-hosting Gittins' legendary Podcast.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ASSASSINS, theSpace @ Venue45 EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ASSASSINS, theSpace @ Venue45
by Amy Hanson - August 27, 2017

Nearly 30 years old, Assassins manages to remain fiercely relevant in 2017.  Stephen Sondheim's interpretation of disillusionment with the American dream is explored through those who have tried to kill Presidents of the United States.  As we see how historical figures chose deadly violence to react... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: #JOLLYBOAT: WHY DO NERDS SUDDENLY APPEAR?, Subway EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: #JOLLYBOAT: WHY DO NERDS SUDDENLY APPEAR?, Subway
by Amy Hanson - August 27, 2017

Musical comedy duo of brothers Ed (the thoughtful, if slightly filthy-minded, guitarist) and Tommy (the shirtless rocker brandishing a balloon cutlass) make up Jollyboat, a vaguely pirate themed double-act who are a definite Fringe cult hit.  They have two shows this year, a "Best of" show celebrati... (more...)