Theatre Review: Mamma Mia at the Theatre Royal
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Theatre Review: Mamma Mia at the Theatre Royal

Published by Glasgowist. Admittedly, Mamma Mia is a total cheese-fest. The smash hit musical by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus has ludicrous high notes, a sickly sweet romantic setting, perfect enunciation, and huge grins which make even our cheeks hurt. But the infectious, feel-good atmosphere in Glasgow’s Theatre Royal on opening night is undeniable and … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre (2017)
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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre (2017)

Published by TSA. It’s a quiet, soft moment on stage. A group of scanty clad, intoxicated delinquents are slowly being roused from their drunken slumber when the silence finally breaks as Alison (Chloe-Ann Taylor) makes the worst, most unthinkable discovery a mother can make. Taylor’s profound, shattering wails pierce the eerily still air and reverberate … Continue reading

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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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Review: Friday 13th at Dread, Scare Attraction, Glasgow
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Review: Friday 13th at Dread, Scare Attraction, Glasgow

Published by Glasgowist. Friday 13th, unlucky for some, can be scary enough in Glasgow city centre at night with the odd alcohol-induced zombie roaming the streets, shoogly scaffolding to walk under, cracks on the pavement to dodge, and, bearing in mind it’s always raining, slippery surfaces to avoid. It’s the month of Halloween and with … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Addams Family Musical
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Theatre Review: The Addams Family Musical

Published by Glasgowist. Against a misty backdrop of gothic manors, creepy phantoms, and thunderstorms, The Addams Family Musical cast bring a new brand of macabre comedy to everyone’s favourite misfit family. Originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams in the 1930s, the Addams Family is described as a satirical inversion on the idealised family unit. With … 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 International Comedy Festival Review: Frankie Boyle and Friends
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Glasgow International Comedy Festival Review: Frankie Boyle and Friends

As part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the country’s most controversial comedian Frankie Boyle heads up the show with host Fred MacAulay and support acts Jen Brister and Scott Gibson over four nights at The Kings Theatre. Perth comedian MacAulay opens the show, not afraid to tear into members of the crowd including a … Continue reading

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