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Visually arresting, the touring production of The Lion King which is booked into the Playhouse until March 2020, wants for nothing in terms of spectacle or budget.
Andy Gray, the uncrowned King of the King’s pantomime, returns to the stage in some style in Alan McHugh’s circus pantomime, directed
There is a pleasing female focus in this year’s pantomime at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre, with four of the six named characters played
John Binnie adds a circus theme to Cinderella for his second year directing and writing the Brunton panto, allowing him to bulk
Director and writer Michael Harrison’s production for Qdos Entertainment harks back to pantomime’s origins in variety. In the main this comes care
Director and writer Tony Cownie’s relocation of Charles Dickens’ great Christmas fable to Edinburgh has a real family-friendly feel. Cownie has married
Bev Berridge’s inventive new script for Beauty and the Beast, which she also directs for Motherwell Theatre, is a near perfect example
The collective charisma of the cast in a stunning production of The King and I earns a well-deserved standing ovation.
There is a winning combination of the playful and the profound in Barber Shop Chronicles which allies serious stagecraft and knowledge to sheer enjoyability.
Confused in its execution, this touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers a rushed retelling of the story that fails to work in practice.
Frances Poet’s well-crafted new play for Stellar Quines and the Glasgow Citizens Theatre, touring as part of the Citizens Women Season, explores
Anthony Besch’s production of Tosca, set in Rome in 1943 on the eve of Mussolini’s defeat, does not appear to have aged
Born on stage at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe before becoming a TV hit, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill’s sitcom about old boys
Some outstanding performances overcome a series of gimmicky directorial choices in the UK National Theatre’s touring production of A Taste of Honey at the King’s.
It’s not just one of us who was pleased to have Mamma Mia! back on the Edinburgh Playhouse stage – an air of expectation and excitement filled the entire auditorium for the show.
Sharon Sexton owns the role of Donna Sheridan, the Greek island taverna-owning unmarried mother whose daughter Sophie (a bright and effervescent Emma
Scottish Opera brings strong emotional heft to the Scottish premiere of Mascagni’s Zanetto and some brightly played comedy in Wolf-Ferrari’s Susanna’s Secret
Dealing with troubling questions about human interaction, the Lyceum’s adaptation of Solaris is – like all the best science fiction – not really about alien planets but about our own w…
Young people’s theatre company Junction 25 is to close after 14 years because of the “challenging situation” in arts funding, according to
Six plays from Òran Mór, Glasgow’s award-winning lunchtime theatre, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, are to be broadcast on the
Backbone, the latest touring circus show from Gravity and Other Myths, is a wonderful example of how to make something insanely difficult
There is an unexpected physicality to Lucy Bairstow’s splendid performance as Slug in the Herd Theatre’s immersive, relaxed production for pre-school children
Scottish-Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies has constructed a beautifully weighted set of nested stories for contemporary times, revealing them with a commanding sense
There is a strong sense of foreboding to Ameera Conrad’s first appearance in this compelling solo show, thanks to Kathleen Stephens’ mask
Madame George, by award-winning playwright Keir McAllister at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose on Chambers Street is a dark comedy filled with easy laughs that are tinged with a great sadness.
Apphia Campbell triumphs in Black is the Color of My Voice at Gilded Balloon Teviot. A riveting show inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone and featuring songs such as ‘I Put a Spel…
Set on the film set of Jaws as its three stars bicker and drink to pass away the interminable between-shot delays, The
The first thing that strikes about The Happiness Project is the colours. Shocking pink and neon yellow on a plain background and plastic-grass floor.
In a world full of fear and worry, we all need a reminder that there’s still hope. Luckily, in The Man Who Planted Trees at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, two storytellers and their pup…
Exploring grief and the impact of trauma on memory and family relationships, Paradigm Lab’s Pink House by Madison Pollack at PQA Venues is somewhat heartbreaking and completely honest.
Thunderstruck by David Colvin at Assembly Checkpoint is a deeply felt and human tale, whose relationship with its source and inspiration nevertheless makes for some uncertain moments.