Tutti Frutti

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Little Richard retiring

4 Sep 2013

Music gossip

Little Richard is retiring. The rock 'n' roll pioneer - famed for his elaborate shows, outrageous costumes and larger-than-life showmanship - is set to bow out of music aged 80. He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I am done, in a sense. I don't…

CATS Awards

3 Jan 2007

AWARDS ROUND UP We’re about at half term for the awards season, with the CATS Awards occurring in early June this year. So far, the chatter among the critics has covered a great variety of work, from grand scale projects to more modest pieces. It’s a…

Stage Whispers - theatre news

3 Jan 2007

Stage Whispers

There’s plenty to look forward to in the year ahead for theatregoers, but perhaps a personal highlight for Whispers would be the revival by the NTS of Anthony Neilson’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia. This, along with such hits as Black Watch and Tutti…

Tutti Frutti

2 Oct 20064 stars

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, until Sat 7 Oct. Seen a

ADAPTATION We travel through life inscribed indelibly with the past. All current experience is informed by regret, guilt, nostalgia and joyful recollection, each crowding our minds in our idle moments and subconsciously influencing our actions when…


18 Sep 2006

The bes theatre and dance

Tutti Frutti (pictured) John Byrne’s cult TV classic is turned into theatre for the first time under the direction of Tony Cownie for the NTS. A comedy exploring Scottish identity through an ageing rock band on what might be its final tour, this piece…

Tutti Frutti - feature

12 Sep 2006

Cult fiction

Steve Cramer talks to John Byrne about history, our relationship with the past and his new stage adaptation of his cult television hit, Tutti Frutti.


7 Sep 2006

The best theatre

Tutti Frutti John Byrne's cult television series, not seen since its release in 1987 is here transposed into theatre courtesy of the NTS. Under the direction of Tony Cownie, a strong cast lead this tragi-comedy with music. This could well be a highlight…