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Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The musical – Review

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The musical – Review

✭✭✩✩✩   What a drag

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – which tells of a trio of drag queens who journey deep into the boiling heart of Australia on a bus called Priscilla – is, of course, fahbulous dahling.

March 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Don Pasquale – Review

Don Pasquale – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Don miss it

When the overture is still being played and an opera audience is already laughing out loud, the signs are all good for an evening which will be something of a treat.

February 20, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Tonight’s The Night – Review

Tonight’s The Night – Review

✭✭✭✩✩ Ooh La La

It’s fast and furious fun, featuring one hit after another for the Rod Stewart jukebox musical, Tonight’s the Night, which is at the Playhouse to Saturday.

February 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – review

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – review

✭✭✭✩✩ Happy Holly days

Still pulling in the crowds after 25 years on the road, The Buddy Holly Story is still pretty buddy entertaining for 20 big reasons – and a few more besides.

February 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Our House

Review – Our House

✭✭✩✩✩ Substandard touring production
In 2003 the original production of Our House took the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, with nominations for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Theatre Choreographer. The new touring production arriving at the Festival Theatre this week bears no resemblance.

October 16, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Review — Fourplay

Review — Fourplay

Asked to nominate four people to explain about love, lust, loneliness and obsession, is it likely anyone would suggest two actors, a former-actor-turned-care worker and one of their co-workers?

August 9, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Review – Fault Lines

Review – Fault Lines

Three highly capable actresses are required for Rebecca Louise Miller’s Fault Lines, and this trio of acting graduates from Edinburgh’s Napier and QMU deliver with Honours.

August 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review — I’m With The Band

Review — I’m With The Band

The national stereotyping is not the subtlest in Tim Price’s allegorical examination of the question of Scottish independence.

August 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Singing’ I’m No A Billy, He’s a Tim

Review – Singing’ I’m No A Billy, He’s a Tim

A Celtic fan and a Rangers fan are forced to examine their differences after being banged up together in the same police cell on the day of the Glasgow old-firm derby in Des Dillon’s hugely successful comedy, revived here by Black Dingo Productions.

August 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Agony And Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs Revisited

Review – The Agony And Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs Revisited

Is this a play or a TED Talk re-enacted? It is a compliment both to the quality of the writing by American monologist Mike Daisey and to the performance by Scottish actor Grant O’Rourke that it is so easy to forget that it is the former.

August 3, 2013 | By | Reply More