REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty – Platform, Easterhouse
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1M ago
Playwright Lewis Hetherington presents a refreshing new take on the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty at Platform this Christmas. Addressing the fact that in the regular re-telling poor beauty is either off stage or in her bed sleeping throughout most of the production. This time our “B” (Yolanda Mitchell) is a feisty teenager with an independent spirit, confined by her loving dad Jimmy (Irene Allan) (who loves to dress up and impersonate Elvis) to the family mattress shop, but B longs for bigger things and a world outside the four walls. She sneaks out every night to the local woods with he ..read more
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REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz – Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
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2M ago
Despite it being the first day in December, pantomime season is well and truly in its groove. Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock have hit the ground running with the well-oiled machine that is The Wizard of Oz. Largely a re-telling of the L. Frank Baum tale, it does take a few diversions off of the yellow brick road, (there’s a magic microphone involved) but it is very much a traditional family panto with wide appeal. The double-entendres are at a minimum and there’s enough slapstick for the little ones, TikTok dances and familiar chart hits for the teens and political jokes for the grown-ups ..read more
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WHAT’S ON: GLASGOW SHOW ADDED TO CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER’S DEBUT TOUR
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2M ago
Glasgow, Theatre Royal – Sunday, June 11 Award-winning stage star Carrie Hope Fletcher will be bringing her new debut solo tour to Glasgow. Carrie Hope Fletcher – An Open Book will see the musical theatre star, author and vlogger play a series of unmissable theatre shows in May and June 2023, including a new date at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Sunday June 11. Performing songs from her incredible West End and touring career, fans can look forward to hits from Heathers, Les Misérables, The Addams Family and many more, interspersed with chat abo ..read more
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NEWS: Learning disabled theatre group in first live public performance
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2M ago
In February 2020, Glasgow based theatre company The Occasion established The Southside Group (TSG), an exciting initiative designed to provide adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to get involved in theatre. A month later, the country was plunged into lockdown and over the last two and a half years, TSG have created several online works. Finally, this December, they will perform live to a public audience for the first time with their production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. Established by The Occasion’s Co-Artistic Directors, Peter Clerke and Catherine Gillard, The ..read more
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WHAT’S ON: FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE TO CELEBRATE 175 YEARS OF THE ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND
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2M ago
One hundred and seventy-five years, five days, a feast of performance and a finale that’s guaranteed to raise the roof … the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is gearing up for a birthday celebration like no other! The nation’s conservatoire marks its 175th anniversary next month and the occasion will be commemorated, most fittingly, with a fabulous festival of performance that will sprinkle some extra sparkle over December. From December 5 to 9, expect drama, dance, music and film and an electrifying closing concert that promises to bring the festivities to an epic end. Symphonic strings ..read more
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WHAT’S ON: SLEEPING BEAUTY AT PLATFORM, EASTERHOUSE
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2M ago
“I can guarantee this will be unlike any Sleeping Beauty you have seen before!” Lewis Hetherington Platform return this Christmas (Tue 6 – Fri 23 Dec) with a brand-new production of Sleeping Beauty. Family friendly and full of all the puns and all the fun, Sleeping Beauty takes place in ‘Mattress World’, where Big Jimmy is the King of Low Prices!  Jimmy likes to dress as Elvis to entertain the customers, but really, he’s doing it all for his daughter Beauty – just don’t call her that! She goes by B and likes nothing better than exploring the wild woods with her dog Rocket ..read more
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REVIEW: The Book of Mormon – Theatre Royal, Glasgow
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2M ago
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s musical satire on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The Book of Mormon, is finally in Glasgow after a postponement due to a little thing called COVID. Premiering on Broadway in 2011, winning nine Tony Awards and after running in the West End for nearly a decade, its reputation precedes it, but you’d be wrong to judge without seeing for yourself. On the surface crude, cruel and pushing the envelope, it is certainly not for the easily offended, but dig a little deeper and it is so much more than that. Two hapless, polar opposite LDS missionaries ..read more
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REVIEW: Enough of Him – Platform, Glasgow
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3M ago
Glasgow-based, writer May Sumbwanyambe’s Enough of Him is the first in a series of planned works based on the historical experiences of Black people in Scotland. This first work is based on the life of Joseph Knight, a young Guinean man brought to Jamaica and enslaved to Sir John Wedderburn on the Ballendean Estate near Inchture in Perthshire. A young man who was, to a degree, successful in arguing that Scot’s Law could not support the status of slavery. After being inspired by the Somerset v Stewart case in 1772, Knight seeks his own freedom, culminating in his own legal battles in the 1770s ..read more
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REVIEW: Downs With Love – Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
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3M ago
Cutting Edge Theatre’s Downs with Love, explores love and disability and the complex and challenging problems that ensue. Beth (Abigail Brydon) has Down’s Syndrome. She lives a simple, independent life. Helping with this independence is her new support worker Tracy (Rachel Still). The pair become friends and Tracy expands Beth’s horizon by taking her to the local pub with her to watch singer Mark (Calum Barbour). Beth falls head over heels for Mark, but Mark is in love with Tracy who loves them both. Boundaries are crossed that drive a wedge between the trio. Difficult questions need to be ask ..read more
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REVIEW: Sister Radio – Tron Theatre, Glasgow
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3M ago
Silence. Silence is what sisters Fatemeh and Shirin live in every day in their Edinburgh tenement flat. The reason for the imposed silence is slowly, elegantly and heartbreakingingly, revealed in Sara Shaarawi’s Sister Radio. Spanning over 40 years, from the 1970s, when Shirin moves into her older sister Fatimeh’s flat after their father has sent them ostensibly to Scotland to study (but in reality, to escape the impending Islamic Revolution in their homeland Iran), to the COVID pandemic in 2020. Through monotonous repetition of their present-day domestic routines and flashbacks coloured by th ..read more
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