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Review: THE CHER SHOW, The Kings Theatre Glasgow Photo Review: THE CHER SHOW, The Kings Theatre Glasgow
by Adam Robinson - September 28, 2022

When a musical has to provide a pre-show warning of flashing lights, loud music and strobing effects, you know that’s a recipe for a wonderful night out for those who are strong enough. What would you expect from a musical based on a legendary global artist who does not have the term “subtle” in he...
Review: EXODUS, Tron Theatre, Glasgow Photo Review: EXODUS, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 16, 2022

Bold, satirical and uncomfortably funny, Exodus explores systematic deception and the indifference to human suffering. In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race....
Review: BEAUTIFUL, King's Theatre, Glasgow Photo Review: BEAUTIFUL, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 15, 2022

eautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular mu...
Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON, Edinburgh Playhouse Photo Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Stefanie Lyons - September 15, 2022

It might be impossible not to have heard about the musical, The Book of Mormon. Unless you've been locked away from the world for the last couple of years. Oh. Well, pandemic aside, this show needs almost no introduction. ...
Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, Theatre Royal, Glasgow Photo Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 14, 2022

It’s 1934 in the heartland of America and we meet a group of wayward souls who cross paths in a time-weathered guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. But as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken ...
Review: BUGSY MALONE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow Photo Review: BUGSY MALONE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 07, 2022

Prohibition era, New York. A city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the new-fangled “splurge” gun. Now, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons...
Review: SALLY, Oran Mor, Glasgow Photo Review: SALLY, Oran Mor, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 07, 2022

Sally’s electric performance as Sally Bowles has turned a rural touring production of Cabaret into an unlikely hit. When it transfers to the West End and Broadway, Sally is given personal assistant Tyler to help manage her diary....
Edinburgh 2022: Review: STOP THE WORLD, WE'RE GETTING OFF, theSpace Photo Edinburgh 2022: Review: STOP THE WORLD, WE'RE GETTING OFF, theSpace
by Fiona Scott - September 01, 2022

What did our critic think of STOP THE WORLD, WE'RE GETTING OFF at theSpace?...
Review: BURN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow Photo Review: BURN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 01, 2022

A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland, New York City’s The Joyce Theater and Edinburgh International Festival, Burn is a new creation from the legendary Scottish actor and author Alan Cumming and the Olivier award-winning and internationally renowned choreographer Steven Hoggett (...
Edinburgh 2022: Review: MYTHOS: RAGNAROK, Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Photo Edinburgh 2022: Review: MYTHOS: RAGNAROK, Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose
by Mark Carnochan - August 31, 2022

Mythos: Ragnarok shows the true value of professional wrestling in telling a story, especially one of such magnitude....
Review: FILM CLUB: AN IMPROVISED COMEDY at Revolution Bar Photo Review: FILM CLUB: AN IMPROVISED COMEDY at Revolution Bar
by Mark Carnochan - September 06, 2022

Film Club: An Improvised Comedy isn't a perfect show but it goes by fast and provides plenty of laughs....
Edinburgh 2022: Review: ROSCO MCCLELLAND: GOBLIN MODE, Monkey Barrel Comedy (The Hive Photo Edinburgh 2022: Review: ROSCO MCCLELLAND: GOBLIN MODE, Monkey Barrel Comedy (The Hive)
by Mark Carnochan - August 31, 2022

Rosco McClelland's hour of stand up is an absolute rollercoaster ride of a show; high speed, high volume and lots of laughs....
Edinburgh 2022: Review: JANEANE GAROFALO: PARDON MY TANGENT, Gilded Balloon Teviot Photo Edinburgh 2022: Review: JANEANE GAROFALO: PARDON MY TANGENT, Gilded Balloon Teviot
by Mark Carnochan - August 31, 2022

Janeane Garofalo's stand up will disarm you before surprising you come the end of the hour. Believe it or not, there is a method to the madness....
Edinburgh 2022: Review: SHAMILTON, Assembly George Square Studios Photo Edinburgh 2022: Review: SHAMILTON, Assembly George Square Studios
by Mark Carnochan - August 31, 2022

A good time is guaranteed no matter which Baby Wants Candy show you attend, however, Shamilton just eclipses the rest and is ultimately a safer bet for a fun evening....
Edinburgh 2022: Review: EMILY WILSON: FIXED, Pleasance Courtyard Photo Edinburgh 2022: Review: EMILY WILSON: FIXED, Pleasance Courtyard
by Mark Carnochan - August 31, 2022

Emily Wilson finally makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut, bringing with her the ultimate underdog story of X Factor legends AusEm, a tale so epic, so incredible, so unbelievable that it couldn't possibly be told until now....
Review: ROCK OF AGES, King's Theatre Photo Review: ROCK OF AGES, King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 31, 2022

Rock of Ages is the hilarious musical comedy lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems, including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live ...
Review: GRACE CAMPBELL: A SHOW ABOUT ME(N), Gilded Balloon Teviot Photo Review: GRACE CAMPBELL: A SHOW ABOUT ME(N), Gilded Balloon Teviot
by Mark Carnochan - August 30, 2022

Grace Campbell's show could use with some tightening up but there is no denying that when she is on that stage she is in total control of the audience and more than capable of a few laughs....
EDINBURGH 2022: Review: MARC JENNINGS: ORIGINAL SOUND, Monkey Barrel Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Review: MARC JENNINGS: ORIGINAL SOUND, Monkey Barrel
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 30, 2022

Scottish Comedian of the Year winner, viral video star and regular panellist on BBC Scotland's Breaking the News, Marc Jennings returns to the Fringe following his sold-out debut in 2019. In this new show Marc tackles the topics dominating our cultural conversation today, shares his experience of an...
EDINBURGH 2022: Review: FILLS MONKEY: WE WILL DRUM YOU, Pleasance Courtyard Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Review: FILLS MONKEY: WE WILL DRUM YOU, Pleasance Courtyard
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 30, 2022

A worldwide sensation from Montreal to Beijing, Fills Monkey return with an exhilarating new show. Blending pure joy and comedy with extraordinary musicianship, these two exceptional drummers fuse musical styles from rock to heavy metal, and Latin to jazz. Creating percussive heaven they also play t...
EDINBURGH 2022: Review: MADE IN INDIA/BRITAIN, Pleasance Courtyard Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Review: MADE IN INDIA/BRITAIN, Pleasance Courtyard
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 29, 2022

Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle. Along the way he's encountered racism, discrimination and has begun asking himself: 'Where do I belong?' Join him as he delves deep into past experiences in order to discover his true self and a place h...
EDINBURGH 2022: Review: GHOSTS OF THE NEAR FUTURE, Summerhall Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Review: GHOSTS OF THE NEAR FUTURE, Summerhall
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 29, 2022

In Vegas, a magician performs a final disappearing act. The end of the world is a magic trick – are you watching closely? Ghosts of the Near Future is a cowboy-noir fever dream about extinction. Colliding music, storytelling and live micro-cinema, it is a hallucinatory road-trip through a vanishing ...
EDINBURGH 2022: Review: JACK HARRIS: TEACHING TEACHERS HOW TO TEACH, Just The Tonic Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Review: JACK HARRIS: TEACHING TEACHERS HOW TO TEACH, Just The Tonic
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 28, 2022

Teacher-by-trade Jack's guide to everything the classroom may throw at you. Difficult questions. Problem pupils. Chairs. A jam-packed hour of gags, multimedia and, of course, teacher training. Writer for BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad....
EDINBURGH 2022: Review: TINTED, Gilded Balloon Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Review: TINTED, Gilded Balloon
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2022

'There's no access guide to sex; how to consensually sh*g your blind girlfriend.' Undateable? Laura is funny, creative and sexy. She wishes she could move out of her parents' house occasionally, but being visually impaired is not a flaw, even if some people treat it as one. But when you're disabled,...
EDINBURGH 2022: Review: FAT CHANCE, Pleasance Dome Photo EDINBURGH 2022: Review: FAT CHANCE, Pleasance Dome
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 27, 2022

Written and performed by Rachel Stockdale. Meet Rachel – a Northern, 20-something actress whose funny, celebratory and politically powerful one-woman play explores her true-life experience of weight gain from size 8 to 18. From audition nerves and throwaway comments to literally breaking a leg, this...
Edinburgh 2022: Review: QUEENZ - THE SHOW WITH BALLS!, Assembly Rooms - Music Hall Photo Edinburgh 2022: Review: QUEENZ - THE SHOW WITH BALLS!, Assembly Rooms - Music Hall
by Stefanie Lyons - August 29, 2022

Sometimes we need joy, laughter, great songs sung by people in incredible costumes and the best, biggest and brightest hair and make-up. And that's what you get with Queenz - The Show With Balls!...