Theatre

3,505 articles

Sorted by popularity / date

Hot 100 2013: 59-50

11 Dec 2013

Young Fathers, LuckyMe and Rally & Broad among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Hot 100 2013: 29-20

11 Dec 2013

Electric Frog, Peter Capaldi and Summerhall among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Top 5 theatre productions of 2013: Quiz Show, Dragon, Red Bastard and more

18 Dec 2013

Also featuring Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Banksy: The Room in the Elephant

Rob Drummond’s Quiz Show was one of the most successful shows of 2013. Despite the dark (and sadly, timely) subject matter and its challenging structure, it grabbed the attention with its uncompromising examination of the consequences of child abuse by…

Preview of 2014: 10 cultural events you won't want to miss

17 Dec 2013

Featuring the Commonwealth Games, Drake, Dark Behaviour and Only Lovers Left Alive

The big hitters Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Even if you were the ‘forget your PE kit’ sort when you were at school, there’s little chance you’ll be able to avoid getting swept up by Commonwealth fever when it hits Glasgow at the height of…

It's a Wonderful Life: A New Musical

17 Dec 20132 stars

A misguided musical stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s Christmas classic

Fans of Frank Capra’s Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life will no doubt be at least dimly aware of the film’s odd, top-heavy structure. The vast majority of IAWL’s two hour running time is spent in prologue: the greatest hits of George Bailey’s life…

back to top

Best Hogmanay events in Edinburgh and Glasgow 2013

12 Dec 2013

How to spend the Christmas holidays, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Scotland

The best events in Glasgow and Edinburgh for Hogmanay 2013/2014. Plus, all the places open on New Year's Day. 1 Watch some pop lords. The former assistant editor of Smash Hits (that’s Neil Tennant, fact fans) and Chris Lowe bring their deadpan, yet…

Scot:Lands offers tour of free music, theatre and dance performances around Edinburgh on New Year's Day

12 Dec 2013

Performances from RM Hubbert, Smallpetitklein and theatre show Whatever Gets You Through the Night

They’ve danced up trees, tackled events surrounding 9/11 and cavorted in castles: suffice to say, Dundee-based dance troupe Smallpetitklein don’t so much think outside the box, as build a new one entirely. Which makes them a perfect addition to…

Hot 100 2013: 100-90

11 Dec 2013

Kieran Hurley, Fern Brady and Peter Doig among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Hot 100 2013: 79-70

11 Dec 2013

Peggy Hughes, Freya Mavor and Dominic Hill among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Hot 100 2013: 69-60

11 Dec 2013

Limmy, Vox Motus and Red Note Ensemble among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

back to top

Hot 100 2013: 39-30

11 Dec 2013

Blythe Duff, Mark Millar and Numbers among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Hot 100 2013: 10-2

11 Dec 2013

Andy Murray, Chvrches and James McAvoy among Scotland's top 10 cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Interview: Ian Krankie on Mickey Mouse, music hall and Janette

9 Dec 2013

The taller half of the Krankies runs the gauntlet of our First and Last questionnaire

First record you ever bought 'Pretty Woman' by Roy Orbison. The Krankies new song ‘I’m Addicted tae Ma Phone’ can be purchased from iTunes now! Last extravagant purchase you made A black Jag S 2.7 Turbo Diesel. PS Do you want to buy it? First…

Interview: Gavin Mitchell on Bowie, sandwiches and sleeping in the library

9 Dec 2013

The star of TV's Still Game (and Aladdin, the King's Theatre Glasgow's 2013 panto) answers our Q&A

First record you ever bought ‘Eye Level’ by the Simon Park Orchestra (the theme to Van der Valk). Last extravagant purchase you made A ‘Simply Cheese’ sandwich; from the glorious selection at Tesco. First film you saw that really moved…

White Christmas

9 Dec 20133 stars

Steve Houghton and Paul Robinson star in a schmaltzy stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's musical

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, a quick recap: ex-soldiers turned entertainers Phil and Bob are planning their new show in Miami when they meet singing sisters Judy and Betty. After a bit of back and forth, the boys follow the girls to…

back to top

The Selfish Giant

9 Dec 20133 stars

Andy Cannon and Iain Johnstone's stage adaptation is a taut, family-friendly morality tale

It may sometimes feel as if Scotland only has one season, but this theatrical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story, The Selfish Giant, reminds us that spring does actually exist. It tells of a giant who lives in a castle in the Scottish Highlands…

Peter Panto and the Incredible Stinkerbell

9 Dec 20134 stars

Alliteration, satire and a smattering of Glasgow references make this another great McKnight panto

Johnny McKnight, never knowingly understated, has cheekily redefined pantomime for this generation. Peter Panto continues in this vein, with an explosion of kitsch. The original story has been given some distinctive Glaswegian tweaks and classic…

Grant Stott shares his recommendation for what to do this Christmas

9 Dec 2013

The panto star and local celebrity will be heading to Edinburgh's Christmas - if he gets the time

It’s a funny time of the year for me: my home city is at its busiest, but I tend to always miss out due to my panto commitments. I guess I’m looking at this as something I *3wish*2 I could enjoy for myself this Christmas – and it’s a neat combination of…

The Jungle Book

9 Dec 20133 stars

Lanre Malaolu and Jake Davies star in the Citz' irreverent drum & bass-themed adaptation

Rudyard Kipling is down with the kids: who knew? The Citizens Theatre’s festive version of The Jungle Book is a two-hour long pun on jungle the musical genre as well as the place where bears, snakes, monkeys and wolves (this is fiction, not David…

Interview: Laurie Brown on Tranny and Roseannah's subversive panto, A Gay in a Manger

9 Dec 2013

‘There’s fights, there’s booze, there’s offensive relatives. But there can be negative stuff too.'

Laurie Brown, one of the team behind The Arches’ adult Christmas show, says that A Gay in a Manger began with a serious inspiration. ‘It originally came from a desire to see something at Christmas that wasn’t a family show. Christmas is so often a time…

back to top

Interview: Blythe Duff, star of David Harrower's crime monologue Ciara

5 Dec 2013

'When Ciara receives that information it just makes her all the more powerful'

’I often think that reviewers should come back and see a show on the last night,’ laughs Blythe Duff on a break from rehearsals for Ciara’s quick return to the Traverse. ‘Of course, I know they’re bright enough to realise that plays evolve, but it can…

Limbo

5 Dec 20134 stars

A loud, lively and lascivious display of circus talent, backed by a dirty bluegrass-funk band

As far removed as you could possibly get from Bobby Roberts and co, the only animal you’re likely to see in Limbo is inked on to a human shoulder. A compendium of classic and contemporary circus feats and trickery are thrown our way across 75…

Interview: panto director Jonathan Kiley on working with John Barrowman and the Krankies

5 Dec 2013

Kiley is directing the trio in the large scale performance of Dick McWhittington

Jonathan Kiley is one very brave man. He is directing John Barrowman and the Krankies in a pantomime. Barrowman, who despite his muscles is camper than a donkey’s sunhat, is the man who challenged Simon Amstell to a ‘gay off’ on Never Mind the…

A Christmas Carol

5 Dec 20134 stars

Christopher Fairbank excels as Ebeneezer Scrooge in Andrew Panton and Neil Duffield's stage adap

Director Andrew Panton’s joyously faithful version of Dickens’ Christmas classic could be used as a definition of the word ‘timeless’. That’s sad to note, though, if the message of this show is that greed endures just as much as charity. It’s difficult…

Fringe performer Will Pickvance returns with piano-meets-panto show PianoMime

5 Dec 2013

Pickvance hopes to reclaim panto from Z-listers and bad pop

Will Pickvance’s Fringe show Anatomy of the Piano matched musical virtuosity with wry humour, as he deconstructed – both metaphorically and literally – his chosen instrument. Returning to Summerhall – a venue that is suited to his intelligent…