U. K. Review: “Motown The Musical" - UK & Ireland Tour

U. K. Review: “Motown The Musical" - UK & Ireland Tour

The tagline for “Motown The Musical" is The songs. The sound. The story. And within this musical, these three elements definitely deliver. From now until the 8th December, Motown is playing Edinburgh’s glitziest theatre, The Playhouse. Many people are mistaken for getting the impression that “Motown the musical" is an expensive tribute show, it really isn't.

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U.K. Review: "Rain Main" - U.K. Tour

U.K. Review: "Rain Main" - U.K. Tour

The hit 1988 motion picture about the Babbitt brothers has been adapted into a stage show by The Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company. The story follows Charlie Babbitt JR as he discovers he has an older brother who has inherited his father’s estate and millions of dollars. However, Charlie’s older brother, Raymond, has autism, which makes him a nuisance to his little brother, especially when Charlie takes him on a road trip in a bid to get the inheritance he believes he deserves.

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U.K. Review: "Calendar Girls - The Musical" : U.K. & Ireland Tour

U.K. Review: "Calendar Girls - The Musical" : U.K. & Ireland Tour

This musical is one of the funniest and most moving musicals in the world right now. The cast and creative team make this the best possible production it can be. It’s a realistic British musical which showcases a true story of woman coming together and powering through. This is an easy 5/5 star review for Calendar Girls the Musical. Catch it while it’s at Capital Theatre’s Festival Theatre until Saturday 13th October:

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U.K. Review: "Still Alice" - U.K. Tour

U.K. Review: "Still Alice" - U.K. Tour

Currently playing at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre is Still Alice, which brings the issues of living with Alzheimer's disease to stage. It follows the life of Alice Howland, her husband John, and their two children. It follows the destruction this disease causes, how it impacts the families of those who have to suffer losing precious memories of loved one's names and the life they once led.

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U.K. Review: "Waiting for Godot" at The Lyceum, Edinburgh International Festival 2018

U.K. Review: "Waiting for Godot" at The Lyceum, Edinburgh International Festival 2018

During this year's festival there are so many new productions, however, there is also a momentous amount of already existing plays/musicals being performed. It's difficult to pick from the varied catalogue of productions. Therefore, I decided to see a new production of the Samuel Beckett classic, Waiting for Godot, as even though I have performed snippets of this show, I have not seen the play performed in full.

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Review: "Propeller"at The Pleasance Courtyard during the Edinburgh Fringe

Review: "Propeller"at The Pleasance Courtyard during the Edinburgh Fringe

In this modern age, we see younger generations become disengaged with the world around them. Rather than focusing and talking about important issues, they would rather discuss who won Love Island, what the Kardashians named their latest child and boast about the latest snapchat filter. However, at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Scottish Drama Training Network’s ensemble have devised a brilliant piece of theatre with their director, Caitlin Skinner, which emphasizes that the younger generation should feel empowered to make a move if they feel dissatisfied on issues that matter to them. 

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U.K. Review: "Everyone's Talking About Jamie

U.K. Review: "Everyone's Talking About Jamie

If you're from the UK and a musical theatre fan, then unless you've been hiding under a rug, you'll know everybody IS talking about Jamie. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to fit a trip to London to see this highly praised musical, however, thanks to More 2 Screen, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, was broadcast into my local cinema this evening (Thursday 5th July 2018). Did this musical live up to the hype?

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Review: "An Officer and a Gentleman" - U.K. & Ireland Tour

Review: "An Officer and a Gentleman" - U.K. & Ireland Tour

I know what you're thinking, another film to musical adaptation? Yes. However, for me, this was a bit different, I hadn't seen the original film of An Officer and a Gentleman. In fact, I was none the wiser on what the story was about, I purposely didn't research the film because I wanted to see if the story could unfold on stage neatly without needing to know the film. So I headed along to the Edinburgh Playhouse, and I can safely say, I was very surprised.

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U.K. Review: "Sunshine on Leith" - United Kingdom Tour

U.K. Review: "Sunshine on Leith" - United Kingdom Tour

Sunshine on Leith is a hit Scottish musical produced originally by Dundee Rep, written by Stephen Greenhorn and music by Scotland's favourite singing duo, The Proclaimers. I loved the movie adaption of this musical, however, I had never seen it on stage. Well, until tonight. I joined a sold-out audience at Glasgow's King's Theatre to catch West Yorkshire Playhouse's touring production of this much-loved story.

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Review: "Summer Holiday" - U.K. & Ireland Tour

Review: "Summer Holiday" - U.K. & Ireland Tour

It's summer here in Scotland! Even if the weather is terrible outside, inside the theatre, there is a new production of the hit Cliff Richard musical, Summer Holiday, touring the UK & Ireland. So I made my way down to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see if this show could give me a more summery vibe than the vertical rain pouring down outside.

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U.K. Review: "Double Feature" at Edinburgh Kings Theatre

U.K. Review: "Double Feature" at Edinburgh Kings Theatre

Andy Gray and Grant Stott returned to the Kings Theatre tonight (Friday 18th May 2018), for the penultimate performance of their hit Fringe show, Double Feature. I had not yet seen this production so was looking forward to seeing what the pair had to offer in collaboration with writer Phil Differ, and director Ryan Dewar.

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U.K. Review: "Wicked" - U.K. & Ireland Tour

U.K. Review: "Wicked" - U.K. & Ireland Tour

Wicked is one of the most iconic musicals in the world, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman and original direction by Joe Mantello. It’s latest UK & Ireland tour has just landed in the UK's largest theatre, the Edinburgh Playhouse, so I flew along to see if the story of the witches of OZ was still as popular as ever.

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U.K. Review: "War Horse" - United Kingdom & Ireland Tour

U.K. Review: "War Horse" - United Kingdom & Ireland Tour

In British theatre, there is currently a very good variety of plays and musicals that are touring, plus an excellent selection within London's west end. One of the longest running productions currently, is Michael Morpurgo's cream of the war genre, War Horse, produced by the National Theatre. I had never seen the play, but luckily there is a new UK and Ireland touring production currently playing at Edinburgh's Festival theatre (18/04/18 - 12/05/18). So I thought I best experience this apparent sensation for myself. But the question is, does it live up to the hype?

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Review: "The Play That Goes Wrong" - UK Touring Production

Review: "The Play That Goes Wrong" - UK Touring Production

It's very rare that a play is considered mainstream, plus popular among audiences of all ages and demographics. However, that seems to be the case with Mischief Theatre's farce, The Play That Goes Wrong. After a hugely successful run in London's west end, the production is now on a tour of the United Kingdom. So I thought I best go and see what all the fuss was about.

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