Orphans – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/Q3SEXLIUlrE Music and Lyrics by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly Directed by Cora Bissett  Adapted by Douglas Maxwell ★★★★ A city without another of similar ilk, Glasgow sees layers of history, strife and raucous wonderment collide in a myriad of uninhibited pitches – almost a living, breathing paradox of a city. Nowhere more evident than in Peter Mullan’s … Continue reading Orphans – King’s Theatre

Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/wgzyPG68UFA Based on the work of William Shakespeare Musical Direction by Dominic Hill Conduction by Stuart Stratford ★★★★★ Shakespearean Opera – it’s a nightmare of a concoction, merging two gigantic forms of artistic expression, running the risk of overwrought emotion or needless complexity. More often than not, the scroll of failures outweighs the pleasant experiences. … Continue reading Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre

Cyrano – Universal Pictures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOInHcgmKus Directed by Joe Wright Written by Edmond Rostand Adapted by Erica Schmidt ★★★★ Unconditional love - a bounty of limitless possibilities: of pain and euphoria. There’s no wonder why it, and its hideous sibling unrequited love, are the rhyme & reason of many a poet and performer. Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac underpins the values of … Continue reading Cyrano – Universal Pictures

A Christmas Carol – Citizen’s Theatre/Tramway

Based on Charles Dickens Classic Written by Neil Bartlett Directed by Dominic Hill ★★★★★ More than ever, the tale of the gnarled heart of a man with wealth, enough wealth to change the lives of many, but turns an eye is an all too familiar tale in contemporary life. As the Westernised ideal of Christmas … Continue reading A Christmas Carol – Citizen’s Theatre/Tramway

Spuds – Assembly Roxy

Written & Directed by Andy McGregor Musical Direction by Gavin Whitworth ★★★★★ Overcoming loss is a painful and elaborate process. For some, it can take years to recover from the impact, and the ripples of shock never fade. Often a form of comfort is found at the bottom of a bottle or something less savoury. … Continue reading Spuds – Assembly Roxy