Scotland Theater Reviews
 


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...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SISTERS: WHITE NOISE, Pleasance Courtyard EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SISTERS: WHITE NOISE, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2017

Innovative sketch duo Sisters snake Fringe-wards, clutching their debut hour to their breast.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: ROB AUTON: THE HAIR SHOW, Just The Tonic EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: ROB AUTON: THE HAIR SHOW, Just The Tonic
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2017

This show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about hair and hairs. This show is suitable for people who have, or have had hair and hairs.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: TUTU: DANCE IN ALL ITS GLORY, Pleasance Courtyard EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: TUTU: DANCE IN ALL ITS GLORY, Pleasance Courtyard
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2017

The show is performed by six dancers: The TUTU men, polymorphous artists who struggle with many different interpretations, faces and styles. They want to entirely feel the freedom and universality of dance. With them, laughter becomes poetic, theatre emerges on stage and things come to life. Success... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Paradise In The Vault EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Paradise In The Vault
by Gregor Dickson - August 26, 2017

Moonstruck Theater Company presents this year's sole Fringe offering of Jason Robert Brown's theatrical song cycle, and the Massachusetts group perform with enthusiasm and a clear love of Brown's work.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: NEIL HILLBORN, The Stand EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: NEIL HILLBORN, The Stand
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2017

The best-selling author and most-watched poet of all time makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut. Famous for the internationally successful poems 'OCD', 'Joey' and 'The Future', his poems have been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. Neil Hilborn is the author of 'Our Numbered Days', published by Bu... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: PAT CAHILL, Heroes @ Monkey Barrel EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: PAT CAHILL, Heroes @ Monkey Barrel
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2017

Pat Cahill is The Fisherman. Having hidden in plain sight as an absurdist comedian for a while now, it's time for him to flash you a sneaky bink at his ultimate form. Come and enjoy a bit of quiet reflection by the riverbank, interrupted by an idiot who insists on singing, chatting and spooking the ... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, C Chambers St EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, C Chambers St
by Gregor Dickson - August 25, 2017

The four person song cycle presents a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. It's a sweet, often comical tale of dating, romance and marriage.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: JAMES AND JAMESY: 2 For Tea, Gilded Balloon EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: JAMES AND JAMESY: 2 For Tea, Gilded Balloon
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2017

Canadian Comedy Award winners, 16-time Best of Fest winners and 3-time London Impresario Award winners. Sold out Fringe runs 2013-2016. Brimming with innocence and endearing chemistry, 2 for Tea is a vibrant celebration of friendship and imagination.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DUST, Underbelly EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: DUST, Underbelly
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2017

'I've been dead for three days.' A woman. A suicide. A choice. A fly on the wall. A funeral. A Bakewell tart. A life. A lie. A truth. An ending. Of sorts. Life, Alice thinks, isn't worth living. So, Alice kills herself. Sort of. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on h... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe: Sam Goodburn EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe: Sam Goodburn
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 21, 2017

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Sam Goodburn blogs for BWW about a typical day at the Fringe.... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
by Amy Hanson - August 20, 2017

Stemming from a childhood wish to emulate Hulk Hogan, comedian Darius Davies takes us on a journey into pursuing his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, and how it all went wrong.... (more...)