Scotland Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE WINSLOW BOY, Theatre Royal Brighton BWW Review: THE WINSLOW BOY, Theatre Royal Brighton
by Fiona Scott - April 24, 2018

How much are we willing to sacrifice for the pursuit of truth and justice? Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy explores this thorny question.... (more...)
BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 24, 2018

The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit c... (more...)
BWW Review: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 20, 2018

The four members of the troubled Tyrone family each have their vice to dull their memories of their painful past and face their current trials. Over the course of one devastating day at their Connecticut summer home the resentments of the family are exposed, pushing their bonds to the limit.... (more...)
BWW Review: WAR HORSE, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: WAR HORSE, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 19, 2018

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness.At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, chargi... (more...)
BWW Review: SON OF A PREACHER MAN, Theatre Royal Brighton BWW Review: SON OF A PREACHER MAN, Theatre Royal Brighton
by Fiona Scott - April 18, 2018

The premise sounds promising: a brand new jukebox musical featuring the music of Dusty Springfield. Written by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man opened in Bromley in September 2017 and is currently touring the UK.... (more...)
BWW Review: BUNNY, Tron Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: BUNNY, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - March 30, 2018

After her older boyfriend is attacked in the street, Katie is plunged into a wild summer's evening of fights, car-chases and huge life choices. Her thrilling story is a vital coming-of-age tale for our times, tackling the complexities of modern multicultural society with wit and heart.... (more...)
BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 28, 2018

Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, Of Mice And Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be huma... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MATCH BOX, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: THE MATCH BOX, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 21, 2018

The ties that bind us can never be broken, and the shocking events that bring Sal to exile on a remote Irish island are as unexpected as they are brutal. Her compelling journey through grief, revenge and the temptations of evil begs only one question: what would you do if pushed to the very edge?... (more...)
BWW Review: RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 15, 2018

Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling they each think they control.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, King's Theatre, Glasgow BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 14, 2018

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting 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 successf... (more...)
BWW Review: TEENAGE TRILOGY, Tramway, Glasgow BWW Review: TEENAGE TRILOGY, Tramway, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 10, 2018

Exploring the heady and challenging time of transition that we all must go through, Teenage Trilogy is captivating dance theatre in three dynamic parts: live performance and music, interactive installation and silent disco. Shaped by conversations with teenagers, parents and grandparents in Scotl... (more...)
BWW Review: COURTNEY ACT, Classic Grand, Glasgow BWW Review: COURTNEY ACT, Classic Grand, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - February 08, 2018

SLAY! presents Courtney Act's only Scottish date after leaving the CBB house before jetting back to Australia to start her brand new one woman show tour.... (more...)
BWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh BWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - January 25, 2018

The original production of Miss Saigon ran for more than ten years at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane throughout the 1990s, and a revised version - billed as the 25th Anniversary production - opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2014. Following its closure in May 2016, it's this version which ha... (more...)
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...)