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Monday, August 30, 2021

Edinburgh Festival 2021: The 10 best shows at this year’s scaled-down comeback by David Pollock

A triumphant return for the festival saw punters immersed in grief, jazz-rock freakouts and feminist anger, writes David Pollock

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Barefoot in the Park review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘sweet, smart and humane revival’ by David Pollock

When Neil Simon’s first major hit, Barefoot in the Park, appeared on Broadway in 1963, its youthful, urbane wit and freshness was

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Friday, March 13, 2020

The Metamorphosis review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘horrifyingly timely adaptation’ by David Pollock

Scottish theatre company Vanishing Point has created an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s nebulous novel The Metamorphosis that reflects the times in which

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Monday, March 9, 2020

The Importance of Being Earnest review at Perth Theatre – ‘crackling comic performances’ by David Pollock

It feels as though all the stops have been pulled out for Perth Theatre’s new version of Oscar Wilde’s drawing-room comedy, its

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Perth Theatre’s Lu Kemp: ‘We want to escape, to enjoy ourselves – comedy is important’ by David Pollock

Lu Kemp, artistic director at Perth Theatre, tells David Pollock about her next season for the Scottish theatre and why she has

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Smile review at Dundee Rep – ‘a local footballing hero brought to life’ by David Pollock

Following recent shows about the Tay Bridge disaster and famed Scottish comic strip character Oor Wullie, Dundee Rep’s 2019-20 season continues to

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Croft review at Perth Theatre – ‘family drama meets supernatural thriller’ by David Pollock

On the Applecross peninsula in the West Highlands of Scotland, a young woman named Laura (Lucy Doyle) arrives at her family’s remote

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Monday, December 30, 2019

The Steamie review at SSE Hydro, Glasgow – ‘return of the Scots comedy classic’ by David Pollock

There are few works in the history of Scottish theatre that occupy a place as rarefied as Tony Roper’s 1987 community hall

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs review at SEC Armadillo, Glasgow – ‘Scotland’s largest pantomime’ by David Pollock

Now the Krankies have confirmed their retirement from the pantomime scene, producer Qdos Entertainment has refreshed the largest pantomime in Scotland. This

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Lost Elves review at Tramway, Glasgow – ‘pleasing seasonal show for small children’ by David Pollock

This short seasonal piece for children aged three and over takes place within one of the smaller studio rooms in Glasgow’s Southside

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Aladdin review at Falkirk Town Hall Theatre – ‘superior vocal performances’ by David Pollock

While it’s essentially a traditional local panto that sticks firmly to the conventions of the genre, there are flourishes of real quality

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Ali the Magic Elf review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘has a deceptive simplicity’ by David Pollock

Running alongside its all-singing, all-dancing and intensely enjoyable gender reversal panto for older audiences Cinderfella, Glasgow’s ever-dependable Tron Theatre is also staging

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The Snow Queen review at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘ambition and quality’ by David Pollock

Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year draws to a close with this seasonal spectacular, making itself at home in Edinburgh throughout December and

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sinbad review at Perth Theatre – ‘pantomime fun meets a timely ecological message’ by David Pollock

Now firmly installed as master of ceremonies at Perth’s annual pantomime, writer, director and leading dame Barrie Hunter has settled on a

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A Christmas Carol review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘fuses the traditional and the contemporary’ by David Pollock

The final production of the year at Elizabeth Newman’s reinvented Pitlochry Festival Theatre is emblematic of the approach that has served the

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Cinderfella review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘thrilling comedy triumph’ by David Pollock

Renowned across the Central Belt of Scotland for his especially modern and fresh-thinking pantos, Johnny McKnight is a fixture at Glasgow’s Tron,

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Friday, November 29, 2019

The Steamie – the Scottish classic that ‘doesn’t need a plot, just human beings’ by David Pollock

After a few years gathering dust in a drawer, Tony Roper’s comedy-drama The Steamie finally hit the stage in 1987. More than

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Oor Wullie review at Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee – ‘catchy and contemporary songs ‘ by David Pollock

Created in 1936, and a weekly fixture of Scottish newspaper The Sunday Post’s cartoon pages ever since, Oor Wullie is an iconic

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Kes review at Perth Theatre – ‘an economical, resonant adaptation’ by David Pollock

Originally commissioned by Scotland’s Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in 2011, playwright Robert Alan Evans’ adaptation of Barry Hines’ 1968 novel A Kestrel

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Hope and Joy review at Cumbernauld Theatre – ‘fantastical comedy-drama’ by David Pollock

In a hospital birthing room, a woman named Hope has just given birth to a large egg. Joy, the woman in scrubs

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Faith Healer review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘masterful and mesmerising’ by David Pollock

Between Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s traditional summer repertory season and large-scale Christmas show, artistic director Elizabeth Newman’s introduction of a mid-autumn play appears

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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Panopticon review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘a striking performance’ by David Pollock

There’s great ambition in Jenni Fagan’s adaptation of her acclaimed 2012 novel, about a young woman growing up in the care system,

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Alchemist review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘a perfectly pitched Glaswegian update’ by David Pollock

Director Andy Arnold was first drawn to Ben Jonson’s 17th-century play by a review from the critic Kenneth Tynan, which noted the

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dundee Rep’s Andrew Panton: ‘Now we’re having a cultural renaissance, all eyes are on the city’ by David Pollock

As Dundee Rep celebrates its 80th birthday and 20 years of its resident ensemble, artistic director Andrew Panton tells David Pollock about

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Solaris review at Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘an evocative adaptation’ by David Pollock

Science fiction and horror are incredibly difficult to do well on stage. David Greig’s new adaptation of Solaris, directed by Matthew Lutton,

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Monday, September 2, 2019

North and South review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘thoughtful staging of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel’ by David Pollock

The final show of Elizabeth Newman’s impressive debut summer season as artistic director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre bears all the hallmarks of

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Tay Bridge review at Dundee Repertory Theatre – ‘transcendent drama based on local history’ by David Pollock

The 2019/20 season marks both the 80th anniversary of the Dundee Rep’s opening and the 20th anniversary of the founding of its

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Drowning review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘intriguing and well-performed’ by David Pollock

Like sirens, four nurses emerge from the bathtubs on stage. As we learn about them in monologue and dialogue, we are introduced

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Umbrella Man review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘a beautifully-crafted shaggy dog story’ by David Pollock

“Are you Scottish, min?” asks the self-proclaimed “local joker” before us on the stage, in a warm and friendly Highland Scots accent.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Brunch Club review at Pleasance Pop-Up, Edinburgh – ‘site-specific coming-of-age piece’ by David Pollock

John Hughes’ 1985 film The Breakfast Club is one of the great coming-of-age tales of our time, but it’s been more than

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Superstar review at Underbelly, Edinburgh – ‘entertainingly watchable’ by David Pollock

In many ways, this one-woman play by Nicola Wren fulfils many of the stereotypes of low-budget, solo theatre at the Edinburgh Festival

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater