Scotland Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: HEDDA GABLER, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: HEDDA GABLER, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - January 16, 2018

This acclaimed new production of Ibsen's masterpiece Hedda Gabler tours the UK following a sold out run at the National Theatre. Adapted by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) and directed by Olivier and Tony Award -winner Ivo van Hove (A View from the... (more...)
BWW Review: LEADING LADIES, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall BWW Review: LEADING LADIES, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 31, 2017

From Wicked to Chicago, four Leading Ladies bring to life the iconic diva showstoppers from the very best of West End and Broadway.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA, King's Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: CINDERELLA, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - December 22, 2017

Cinderella is often regarded as the greatest pantomime story of all, and this year's King's Theatre production certainly does not disappoint. From start to finish, it is a concoction of laughter and fun, and a real visual treat.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - December 15, 2017

There is a prince, a princess and a quest for happy ever after. You may think you have heard it all before, but add a big green ogre, a talking donkey and a dragon that can sing and you'll quickly learn this is no typical fairytale.... (more...)
BWW Review: SNOW WHITE, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock BWW Review: SNOW WHITE, Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 14, 2017

After a hugely successful 2016 season with Beauty and the Beast Beacon Arts Centre are promising another festive treat with many of the cast returning for another year of panto fun.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE TIN SOLDIER, Festival Studio Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: THE TIN SOLDIER, Festival Studio Theatre, Edinburgh
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 11, 2017

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company bring you an exciting retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's first ever children's story. The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever. Written by acclaimed writer of young persons thea... (more...)
BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 08, 2017

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Beauty is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse the Enchantress. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years.... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: MAMMA MIA, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 07, 2017

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie's quest to discover the father she's never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they'll never for... (more...)
BWW Review: ALICE IN WEEGIELAND, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: ALICE IN WEEGIELAND, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - December 06, 2017

WEEGIELAND: a pantospherical wonderland populated with talking creatures, maniacal power-hungry queens and a fella who can get you a pirate copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Part 6 before its even been written yet.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Gregor Dickson - December 02, 2017

Embarking on its first UK tour, 'Beautiful' examines Carole King's remarkable transformation from schoolgirl to superstar, her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, and their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann.... (more...)
BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - December 01, 2017

The stage adaptation of the hit 2001 comedy film 'Legally Blonde' embarks on a second UK tour and doesn't disappoint, with excellent lead performances from Lucie Jones, Rita Simons and Bill Ward.... (more...)
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...)