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A splendid script and pitch-perfect performances make a tale as old as time feel as fresh as a daisy at Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre.
The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2018/19 has set out measures to protect funding for arts organisations, despite earlier warnings that subsidy
Returning to Kirkcaldy for a second year, Imagine Theatre Ltd rubs its magic lamp and delivers an Aladdin which has all the requisite elements right down
There’s nuggets of gold in those there panto hills up Dunfermline Alhambra’s way, where a Wild West theme, an on-the-button cast, and about a zillion musical
This year’s King’s pantomime – Cinderella – is a more plot-driven and less reliant on effects than many of recent years. It also lacks some of the more interactive elements of panto,…
Shona Reppe’s puppet version of Cinderella at the Traverse Theatre until Christmas Eve is a thing of airy, subtle wonder. The familiar fairy story is told with grace, space and imagination…
Gwilym Gibbons is to step down as chief executive of Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation behind Perth’s Theatre and Concert Hall venues.
The Traverse continues its tradition of pitch black Christmas shows with a savage yet hilarious indictment of a system that declares patently
Colourful: A great deal of straightforward fun for young and old is to be had from Shark in the Park in the Festival Square Spiegeltent as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas.
Glasgow’s annual panto at the King’s has been but sleeping over the last eight years, while Elaine C. Smith was away playing
Beautiful to look at and clever enough to know when to be stupid, The Arabian Nights at the Lyceum in Edinburgh is genuine family Christmas entertainment.
The life of country and western singer Patsy Cline is shot through with heartbreak. Morag Fullarton’s sketchy but heartfelt show was originally staged at Glasgow’s Oran Mor…
The use of strong Scottish accents move Andrew Panton’s production A Christmas Carol away from London. But designer Richard Evans faux proscenium
Clive Webb and Danny Adams own the Theatre Royal’s Peter Pan as they return to the theatre for the 13th consecutive year.
There’s a fascinating concept behind the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Oliver!, at the Pleasance Theatre until Saturday evening. The simple idea is that there is…
Before she was Carole King, singer-songwriter, she was Carol Klein from Brooklyn, a 16-year-old sharp enough to have skipped two grades whose divorcee mother dreamed she’d become a teacher…
Many stories are told in Suhayla El-Bushra’s new adaptation of The Arabian Nights, but by creating a new telling of Scheherazade’s own
“OMG You Guys!” The Festival Theatre is awash with pink as the hilarious Legally Blonde arrives in Edinburgh at the end of the first leg of its extensive UK tour.
The first season at the National Theatre of Scotland from artistic director Jackie Wylie will celebrate “the brilliance of Scottish work”, featuring
Big ensemble numbers, some high-kicking choreography and a clutch of stellar solo vocal moments ensure that Gang Show 2017 hits all the expectations for a grand night out.
The National Theatre of Scotland’s new artistic director launches her first programme this week with the aim of extending the company’s reach
In his ninth consecutive appearance in Motherwell panto, Iain ‘Sheepie’ Smith gives a real spark to Bev Berridge’s basic Jack and the Beanstalk script as Jack’s
Johnny McKnight has gone back to the future for his return to the Macrobert, writing, directing and starring in a plot-heavy update of Dick Whittington. Emma
Despite the name, there is nothing Christmassy about the show, bar a couple of nods at either end. Otherwise, La Clique continue to occupy a niche of their own between the underground and th…
There’s a hitch at Tango Moderno but there are no missteps. Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are the passionate pair who burned the Strictly floor for years before quitting to take to the …
Flirting with darkness, Theatre Paradok’s production of Alistair McDowall's Pomona is well performed, but ultimately more staid than it first appears.
Director David Bates brings La Clique, the mix of alternative burlesque and music he invented for the 2004 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, back
Glasgow’s Citizens theatre is to go dark from June 2018 to autumn 2020, while the theatre undergoes a £19.4 million redevelopment. The
Chilling in all the right places, the revival of the award-winning tour of Cabaret starring Will Young as the Emcee feels as important a piece of musical theatre as it ever did.
Creative Scotland has warned all its 119 regularly funded organisations that it will not announce its funding decisions for their 2018-2021 grants
Edinburgh International Festival has extended director Fergus Linehan’s contract for an extra three years, meaning that he will run the festival until