Review: Ma, Pa, and the Little Mouths at The Tron Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. Ma and Pa seem obsessed with the past, recalling unreliable memories, and conversing in an endless cycle of stories they have heard and told before yet can’t quite remember. Karen Dunbar and Gerry Mulgrew ooze sharp, sly wit and fantastical characterisation bordering on the grotesque as the aged Ma and Pa. Charlotte […]

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Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty at The King’s Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. As we snuggle down in our seats, show programme in one hand and an extra-large mixed strawberry and blue raspberry slush puppy in the other, the audience at The Kings Theatre is buzzing for the opening night of the Christmas panto, Sleeping Beauty. There’s something about pantomime which turns everyone into big […]

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Theatre Review: Mamma Mia at the Theatre Royal

Published by Glasgowist. Admittedly, Mamma Mia is a total cheese-fest. The smash hit musical by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus has ludicrous high notes, a sickly sweet romantic setting, perfect enunciation, and huge grins which make even our cheeks hurt. But the infectious, feel-good atmosphere in Glasgow’s Theatre Royal on opening night is undeniable and […]

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre (2017)

Published by TSA. It’s a quiet, soft moment on stage. A group of scanty clad, intoxicated delinquents are slowly being roused from their drunken slumber when the silence finally breaks as Alison (Chloe-Ann Taylor) makes the worst, most unthinkable discovery a mother can make. Taylor’s profound, shattering wails pierce the eerily still air and reverberate […]

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Theatre Review: 30th Anniversary of The Steamie

Published by Glasgowist. A tribute to the mammies and grannies of bygone Glasgow, The Steamie is a classic and timeless comedy, masterfully blending Scottish humour with the touching sentimentality and drunken nostalgia that comes with Hogmanay. With side-splitting laughs from the get-go, The Steamie’s joyous, light-hearted patter builds to a crescendo of hilarity with the […]

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Theatre Review: The Addams Family Musical

Published by Glasgowist. Against a misty backdrop of gothic manors, creepy phantoms, and thunderstorms, The Addams Family Musical cast bring a new brand of macabre comedy to everyone’s favourite misfit family. Originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams in the 1930s, the Addams Family is described as a satirical inversion on the idealised family unit. With […]

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Published by Glasgowist. Scurrying into what feels like a dark train tunnel buried underneath the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, wearing fluorescent wristbands as admission, the nervous excitement and eager anticipation in the room is palpable. Based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh and adapted for stage by Harry Gibson, the audience brace themselves for […]

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Review: American Idiot at The Kings Theatre, Edinburgh

Published by Glasgowist. Following Green Day’s highly anticipated Glasgow gig being spectacularly cancelled last week, merely hours before show time, a youth theatre group are seeking to revive the spirits of Scottish Green Day fans. Shoogly Peg Productions showcase their adaptation of the 2009 Broadway musical American Idiot over two nights in Edinburgh’s impressive King’s […]

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Review: The Gorbals Vampire at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. Armed to the teeth with bats, pots, pans, sticks, and even whisks as makeshift chibs, hundreds of Gorbals kids take to the gothic Southern Necropolis to have a square-go with the beast plaguing their town and eating their classmates in Johnny McKnight’s new play, The Gorbals Vampire. With a moody and atmospheric […]

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. More than two decades after the original stage play of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting was performed at Citizens Theatre in 1994, Harry Gibson’s theatrical adaptation returned on Friday. Directed by main stage director-in-residence Gareth Nicholls, this incarnation of what is arguably Scotland’s biggest cult followed story burst onto the stage with a fresh […]

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