Theatre Review: 30th Anniversary of The Steamie
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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 … Continue reading

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Interview: Greg Esplin, Co-Director of Trainspotting Live
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Interview: Greg Esplin, Co-Director of Trainspotting Live

Published by Glasgowist. In 1993, Irvine Welsh’s ground-breaking debut novel Trainspotting was released. The book disgusted some, infuriated others, and kickstarted a phenomenon which is now a beloved franchise. Now, over twenty years later, the story of Rents, Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie is still being picked up by every generation and reincarnated into new, … Continue reading

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Glasgow Film Festival: Patriots Day
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Glasgow Film Festival: Patriots Day

Published by Glasgowist. Patriots Day, directed and co-written by Peter Berg, is electrifying, violent, unnerving, and thoughtful – emerging as an unprecedented highlight of the Glasgow Film Festival. The film documents the Boston Marathon bombings and the city-wide manhunt that ensued when two bombs were detonated 12 seconds apart on April 15, 2013. Considering how … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre
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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 … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Beckett’s Endgame at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
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Theatre Review: Beckett’s Endgame at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Published by the Strathclyde Telegraph. ‘There’s something dripping in my head. A heart. A heart in my head.’ The stage for the opening night of Endgame at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is set with muted, washed out hues – mirroring the colour gradually draining from the play’s enigmatic characters. And looking down at the stage, its … Continue reading

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