‘Rosie Sings: Facts About Me!’ (Brighton Fringe) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Theatre has still not resumed in Scotland. Scottish Digital productions are slowly reducing due to companies preparing for (hopefully) live performances later this year. Which means that Scottish theatre goers are currently needing to look further afield for some new digital theatre. Well, look no further than the Brighton Fringe and specifically ‘Rosie Sings: Facts [...]

Framework Theatre’s ‘Framework Festival’ | Review By Lewis C. Baird

This week (3rd - 7th May) Framework Theatre presented their ‘Framework Festival’, a digital festival for emerging artists in Scotland. On offer were informative workshops and six brand new productions, two of them (‘Acting Appropriately’ and ‘Four Marys’) being live and the rest (‘Yours,’, ‘The Butterfly Effect’, ‘Roko’s Modern Life’ and ‘All I Ever Knew’) being pre-recorded [...]

‘Adam’ (National Theatre of Scotland/BBC Scotland) | Review By Rebecca Donati

Can the soul of a man be trapped in the body of a woman? This remarkable story of Adam Kashmiry asks that fundamental question. Now showing on BBC iPlayer ‘Adam’ has been reworked and adapted for an on-screen production. As a Glaswegian anytime I hear of a theatrical phenomenon being created out of or based around Glasgow I am instantly [...]

‘The Deep Blue Sea’ (National Theatre) | Review By Aisling Anderson

I was lucky enough to see 'The Deep Blue' Sea as part of National Theatre at Home during this lockdown. Premiering at the Lyttelton Theatre in 2016 it was added to the National Theatre at Home collection to allow us to fill the void that Covid-19 has created in our love for theatre. Terrence Rattigan [...]

The Color Purple at Home (Curve Leicester) | Review By Katie Daniel

Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple tells the story of Celie; twice impregnated as a teen, robbed of her children, given into an abusive marriage, separated from her beloved sister and abandoned by the woman with whom she finds love. But eventually, she comes to term with who she is, enough so to stand up [...]

Queerativity LGBTQ+ Monologues Evening | Review By Lewis C. Baird

To celebrate LGBTQ+ history month, tonight (Sunday 21st February 2021) Queerativity presented us with an evening of LGBTQ+ monologues. Queerativity is a new platform specializing in showcasing queer art and creating LGBTQ+ events.  The event kicked off with Megan Black performing her beautiful original song ‘Fur Coat Queen’. Megan’s voice is stunning and this original song compliments it with an [...]

Big Band Does… Valentine’s | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Valentines has arrived! It’s a day which is loved by many and dreaded by some; therefore, we need some good old entertainment supplied for both parties on the most romantic day of the year. BBD Productions are on hand bringing us Big Band Does... Valentine’s, all to raise money for Acting for Others. I got [...]

A Love Letter to Theatre | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Digital performances are becoming the new norm, as great as some of them are, the urge to return to our theatres grows. A Little Company brings us some content to help our urges in the shape of their digital fundraiser ‘A Love Letter to Theatre’. This is available from 14th - 21st Feb for a donation which [...]

Big Burns Night Bash | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Something which I have been actively rooting for, for some time now, is homegrown talent producing fabulous work which embraces their Scottish culture and truly showcases what Scotland has to offer. Well, Scott Coltman and BBD productions have done exactly that in their digital production ‘Big Burns Night Bash’  This bash is a digital production which [...]

Kinky Boots the Musical (The Shows Must Go On!) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Rarely in our generation is a musical made that is socially relevant, and also so phenomenally entertaining. ‘Kinky Boots’ has toured the UK, played London’s West End and Broadway. This weekend The Shows Must Go On! are streaming the recorded West End version of the show. But does this recording do well to capture the hit musical? ‘Kinky Boots’ is [...]

Bare Productions: Camp as Christmas | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Christmas is just around the corner! This year our festive theatre fill is going to be rather scarce due to the coronavirus, but thankfully some companies are coming to the rescue with some digital theatre content. Bare Productions are one of the companies which are giving us a festive treat in the form of their [...]

Big Band Does… Halloween | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Digital theatre comes in many shapes and sizes as we have seen over the last few weeks. One particular production I was looking forward to was Big Band Production's take on Halloween.  Big Band Productions are an Edinburgh based company produced by Jonnie Grant & Scott Coltman, they are well known for their superb fringe shows [...]

‘Fugue’ Digital Production by The Outsiders | Review By Lewis C. Baird

It seems the foreseeable future of theatre is going to be digital. Therefore, many companies are venturing into the unknown and exploring this new medium of theatre by creating digital productions. One of those companies are The Outsiders. They are doing an entirely filmed in isolation production of ‘Fugue’ by Rona Munro.  ‘Fugue’ is a suspenseful [...]

Hamilton (Disney Plus) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

The past few months have been horrific for theatre fans as they have been deprived of their beloved musicals and plays.  Theatre fans were gifted with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical, ‘Hamilton’ being put up onto Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ last Friday (3rd July). Having never seen this musical, I thought I would use this release as [...]

A Monster Calls (Old Vic) | Review By Sam Eastop

The Old Vic has posted their 2018 production of A Monster Calls to YouTube in the hopes of entertaining us theatre goers, who are locked inside our home, itching to relive that live theatre buzz once more. I was aware of the film that was released in 2016, although I had never seen it, I [...]

Les Misérables 2019 Concert Recording (Gielgud Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Every musical fan within the UK is either stuck indoors or working hard as a key worker right now. With theatres being closed, some are finding it difficult to transpose over to the new online content that theatres and producers are supplying, and just want to be in a theatre enjoying their favourite show. One recorded production [...]

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Sam Eastop

When I was told I was going to see Allan Stewart’s new (and last) Big Big Variety Show, which was in celebration of his 60th year in showbiz, I thought I knew what I was in for. To a degree, I was correct, but I also could never have truly guessed what surprises where in [...]

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ has been a smash hit in London’s West End since 2017, and now three years later it is heading on it’s first national tour. I headed to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre for it’s Scottish debut to see why everybody’s talking about Jamie! Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on a true story, following [...]

Educating Rita (Theatre Royal, Glasgow) | Review By Rebecca Donati

A Theatre by the Lake, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers have produced the major 40thanniversary production tour of Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’. Originally the play was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Warehouse Theatre in London 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. Julie Walters played the role of Rita again in the [...]

I Think We Are Alone (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Frantic Assembly are the UK’s leading physical theatre company, their productions are renowned for being revolutionary and breaking the mold. Their latest production ‘I Think We Are Alone’, written by Sally Abbott, plus co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham is currently playing Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre.  ‘I Think We Are Alone’ is a bittersweet and funny [...]

Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

J.M Barrie’s whimsical tale of the boy who never grows up in Neverland is one which has been seen revived on stage many times in many different forms, however in recent years there has only been one production which critics and audiences alike have been raving about. That is of course Mischief Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan [...]

Oor Wullie The Musical (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

The great D.C Thompson/Sunday Post comic strip hero, ‘Oor Wullie’ has been transported onto stage in a brand-new musical produced by Dundee Rep and Selladoor productions. This week (28th Jan – 1st Feb) the production hits Scotland’s capital playing the Edinburgh King’s Theatre.  The story follows Wahid, a young indian boy who is not fitting in at his school because of his [...]

The Lion King UK & Ireland Tour (Edinburgh Playhouse) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

‘The Lion King’ is no doubt one of Disney’s best motion pictures, in my opinion it is the best. The story of Simba has reached the hearts of billions and makes it one of the greatest films out there. This moving and heartbreaking story not only is one of my favourite movies but the megahit stage adaptation [...]

Goldilocks And The Three Bears (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

The Edinburgh King’s Theatre is widely renowned for it’s spectacular pantomimes. Yearly the fantastic trio Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott bless the stage giving us an Edinburgh spin on a classic fairytale. Last year Andy Gray was sadly missing from the humongous hit that was ‘Beauty and The Beast‘ due to him being no [...]

9 To 5 The Musical UK & Ireland Tour (Edinburgh Playhouse) | Review By Alison Jeni Frater

9 to 5 the musical has arrived in Edinburgh this week and it was time to see what all the hype was about. I was very keen to experience this musical, as it is one I have never seen before. I attended the press night at the Edinburgh Playhouse to see if it was worth stumbling out [...]

Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Edinburgh Playhouse) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Who doesn’t love the story of the three drag queens travelling in a big bus to a casino via the Australian outback? It is a movie which was just destined for a stage adaptation. After it being a few years since I’ve seen the feel-good film that is ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’, I attended [...]

Cabaret (Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre) | Review By Alison Jeni Frater

Cabaret the musical has landed with bang at Edinburgh Festival theatre this week. I, like many others was familiar with specific musical numbers from this classic musical and have listened to 1998 Broadway cast recording which features Alan Cumming a fair few times to say the least. I was incredibly excited to see how this musical [...]

Six (Theatre Royal, Glasgow) | Review By Becky Campbell

If you’re looking for an exciting, sexy and empowering evening full of outstanding vocals and impeccable sass, grab yourself a ticket to the UK tour of SIX the musical at the Theatre Royal Glasgow this week! This show has truly put its own powerful stamp on the musical theatre scene with going from the Edinburgh [...]

The Exorcist (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

I am a horror fanatic; I absolutely love stories which scare me. It takes real talent for someone to be able to make the audience feel in danger and frightened for themselves or the characters involved in the horror. The main franchise which is dominating the horror genre right now in film is ‘The Conjuring’ [...]

The Rocky Horror Show (Edinburgh Playhouse) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

It’s astounding that I have never seen the ‘Rocky Horror Show’. I have of course seen the iconic 1975 film starring Tim Curry and the show’s creator Richard O’Brien. And obviously who is not familiar with the legendary soundtrack with hits such as ‘The Time Warp’ and ‘Sweet Transvestite’. This Halloween the tour has its final [...]

Prism (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Sam Eastop

“If I can’t see I don’t want to live. It’s the darkness I fear not the death.”  I had no idea what to expect going into ‘Prism’. All I knew is that it featured a big name in the industry; Robert Lindsay. I was excited for his performance and the story the veteran actor was [...]

Frankenstein (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Sam Eastop

Rona Munro’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s iconic horror novel hits Edinburgh’s Kings Theatre. Having seen many iterations on the character, be it animated movies or skit comedy, I was interested to see how this horror giant would hold up on the stage. The story follows the desperate attempts from a frantic Mary Shelly at writing a genuinely [...]

The King & I (Edinburgh Playhouse) | Review By Alison Jeni Frater

After its award winning run in the west end, The King and I began its first leg of the UK tour in Edinburgh. I was looking forward to being able to see this production as the only previous encounter I have had with this show was watching the 1956 film version with Yul Brynner when I was very young. I remember watching [...]

An Inspector Calls (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

J B Priestley’s classic thriller ‘An Inspector Calls‘ has arrived in Edinburgh at the King’s Theatre. Stephen Daldry’s acclaimed production has toured time and time again, plus it returned for a stint in London’s west end. But does this production still hold up in 2019?  The story is set in world war two Britain, it follows the [...]

We Will Rock You UK & Ireland Tour (Edinburgh Playhouse) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

‘We Will Rock You‘ is one of those musicals where audiences that don’t usually visit the theatre flee to get tickets. It conquered London’s Dominion Theatre from 2002 till 2014, making it one of the west end’s longest running shows. It has been years since this show toured, many diehard fans of the show (including myself) have been craving for this musical to return to UK stages. And now FINALLY, there is a re-imagined production touring. I headed along to Edinburgh’s answer to Broadway, The Playhouse for the press evening of this new production to see if it lived up to the legendary original production.

Still Game Live: The Final Farewell | Review By Lewis C. Baird

‘Still Game‘ is Scotland’s most loved sitcom. It has captured the hearts of all generations through its brilliant scope on the people of Scotland. Jack and Victor bowed out in spectacular fashion earlier this year in their ninth series of the hit TV show. However, the final farewell is still to be had for some fans of [...]

A Taste Of Honey (Edinburgh King’s Theatre) | Review By Lewis C. Baird

‘A Taste Of Honey‘ is a play which within recent times I have become pretty familiar with, mainly because only last year it was a play myself and my classmates had to read for one of our modules within university. A few eyebrows have been raised as to why the National Theatre would produce Shelagh Delaney’s play [...]

Mamma Mia! 2019/2020 UK Tour | Review By Lewis C. Baird

Twenty years ago in 1999 a brand new jukebox musical set on a Greek Island featuring the music of the iconic pop band ABBA debuted. Now twenty years later, the very same musical has just set off on another tour of the UK with an exciting new production and cast. I was lucky enough to be invited [...]