Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella does what all modern adaptations of traditional stories should do: it turns it into something new, something pulsing with relevance for the new settin…
Legally Blonde (based on the movie of the same name) tells the story of Elle Woods, a party girl who decides to go to Harvard Law School to convince her ex-boyfriend that she can b…
The Sound of Music is a beautiful, uncomplicated musical about courage, love and doing the right thing, and this production is a beautiful, uncomplicated rendition that stays true …
Millers most-performed, and perhaps most popular, play, The Crucible, is
set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s
most beloved novel, Jane Eyre, was devised by the company at the Bristol Old
Vic, led by Sally Cookson.
Little Shop of Horrors, the
cult classic that brought us endlessly popular tunes such as “Suddenly Seymour”
and “Somewhere that’s Green” tells the story
of Seymour and…
Sister Act, the
ever-popular stage musical based on the successful Whoopie Goldberg film, is a
feel-good delight, and this latest production starring X-Factor winner Alexandra Bu…
World-famous musical Chicago
follows the lives of two women in a Chicago prison in the 1920s, both awaiting
trial for murder.
Christopher Marlowe’s most famous
play, Doctor Faustus,
tells the story of a man who, having learned everything it is possible to
learn, is tempted to seek greater knowledge b…
Shakespeare’s much performed, much
studied and much loved “Scottish Play”, Macbeth, is the third in this
year’s “Vaulting Ambition”
season of Bard in the Botanics.
William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus tells the story of the Roman
General Caius Marcius Coriolanus.
Twelfth Night, the
opening show in this season’s Bard in the Botanics, takes place outdoors
in Glasgow’s beautiful Botanic Gardens.
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a
highly entertaining, song-packed show with plenty of heart.
Writer-performer Amy Conway’s new
piece takes the form of a verbatim performance of three interviews: one with
her mother, one with her grandmother, and one with herself.
The Citizens’ Theatre’s new
production of David Harrower’s Olivier Award Winning 2005 play Blackbird
is an engaging and thought-provoking piece of theatre.
much beloved, taught-in-schools play, An Inspector Calls, is a perennial
favourite with British theatre-goers.
Megan Barker’s courageous new adaptation of
Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts follows the story of Helen Alving as she attempts
to arrange funding for a children’s home.
Sue MacLaine’s play Can I Start Again Please combines her writing with her other profession as a sign language translator, and uses these two very different languages as a starti...
Deputy Features Editor Grace Knight interviews two artists from opposite ends of the Jane Austen-adaptation spectrum.
popular play Richard II recounts the fate of the famously decadent king
as he spends his father’s fortune, places punitive taxes onto
the poor, and spends his no…
Love’s Labour’s Lost follows the fortunes of King
Ferdinand of Navarre and his three friends, who have made a vow that they will
eschew women (among other things) for three years…
Puttin’ on the Ritz is an all-singing, all-dancing tour
of the highlights of the 1920s music scene, with occasional forays into the 30s
Franz Stangl oversaw the deaths of almost a
million people during the fourteen months he was Commandant of the Treblinka
extermination camp in
Douglas Maxwell’s new play, Fever
Dream: Southside, is set round the corner from the Citz in nearby
Crane’s latest play takes as its subject the life of Vlad the Impaler, famous
Romanian prince and the inspiration behind Dracula, blending folk songs,
the recreation of …
Goes Wrong invites you to watch the latest show by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a production
of Peter Pan which starts badly and ends in a medley of perfectly…
playwright Alison Carr’s latest offering, Fat
Alice, opens on a familiar scene.
Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha is the first of three plays in this
season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint from Russia and Ukraine, curated by
playwright Nicola McCartney who also direct…
Glasgow based playwright Stef Smith’s
latest play, The Beat Goes On, ushers us into the lives of Lily and
Peter, a couple of Sonny and Cher tribute artists who practice in their …
A Streetcar Named Desire tells the story of Blanche du Bois, a beautiful
Southern Belle whose husband commits suicide after she catches him with another
After a very strong debut with Squash in last season’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint, playwright Martin McCormick returns with his second play, The Day the Pope Emptied Croy.
Leviathan, produced in association with Sherman Cymru and the
Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, is among
the best plays to appear on the Òran Mór stage this
season or last.
and Vodka, the 1992 debut
play by Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson, is a simple and
effective one man show.
Lifesaving is an entertaining and surreal hour
of theatre which focuses on the lives of two teenage siblings, Sandra and
centres around Mary, an elderly blind woman who refuses to move out of her
tenement flat and into her niece’s home.
Rona Munro’s comedy
drama, originally produced for Radio 4 in 2008, tells the story of a period in
the life of Walter Scott when he was tasked with commissioning a kilt for King
opens with a woman sitting on an isolated bridge being harassed by a stranger
who won’t let her be.
Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s Life opens on sweet, strange Brendan (Ross Allan) who, with the
aid of labelled paper plates, is attempting to design the optimal buffet
Bird, Wind, Moon is an
account of what happens when “our man” (Òran Mór
veteran Billy Mack) spends four weeks in Japan.
Hooray for all Kind of Things tells the true story of Icelandic
stand-up comedian Jòn Gnarr’s
decision to run for office in the Reykjavík mayoral
elections of 2010.
As an ongoing celebration of –and opportunity for –new playwriting talent, A Play, a Pie and a Pint – originated at the Òran
Mór in Glasgow’s West End – has decided to m…
In a departure from its usual format, A Play, a Pie
and a Pint this week plays host to (and co-commissioned) Theatre Uncut
2014, a political theatre company producing short plays…
Squash is the third play in this Autumn’s “A Play, A Pie and a Pint”season at Òran Mór produced in association with Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre—following on from Flame…
Flying with Swans focuses on three women, all now well into retirement, who
reignite their old tradition of taking the ferry to watch the arrival of the
whooper swans as they mig…
Duffy’s new one-man play is a psychological
drama following the life of a stock market trader during the economic crash.
Chekhov’s Three Sisters focuses on
three refined and cultured young women—Olga, Maria and Irina—forced to relocate to a rural province because of their
Lesley Hart’s latest play begins when
Health and Safety Officer Lyssa is disturbed from her work of securing a
wedding marquee at three in the morning by Buddy, the alcoholic bro…
Director Dominic Hill’s new production of Shakespeare’s most
popular play takes the radical step of giving us a Hamlet who is essentially
It’s Only Words
tells the story of Mrs Moore, an old woman who has locked herself in a public bathroom
while she thinks about her life and the choices she has made.
The third play in Oran Mor’s Autumn/Winter
Season is a breath of fresh air, a nuanced and enjoyable picture of a
thoroughly likeable character.
A thorough, measured account of a key moment in the history of Ireland, this opening production in the new run of “A Play, a Pie and a Pint” at Oran Mor in Glasgow’s West En…
My Rabbi follows the story of two best friends: an atheist man (whose family are mostly Muslim) and a Jewish man.
The show uses a mixture of devised and traditional songs, short
sketches, narration, and pantomime versions of figures from recent history to
recount some of the most important e…
First Class takes the form of three intercutting monologues which follow the lives of three different people.
Verbatopolis is the name an ageing anthropologist has given to his series of lectures, delivered for you by a talented group of actors who illustrate the scenes he has studied.
The Last Piemen follows the story of two rival pie makers, one of whom favours the traditional approach, while the other is an innovator.
This intelligent piece of theatre focuses on the religious faith of the famous Scottish Olympian Eric Liddell and his trainer, Tom McKerchar.
Superfluous is a show with plenty of energy, enthusiasm and warmth, but a lack of
more fundamental theatrical skills means it falls flat.
This is a solid performance of a classic play which, while it doesn’t amount to a re-telling in anything but the literal sense, does a creditable job of rendering the whole thing w…
This is a heartfelt piece of theatre which demonstrates just how far passion and enthusiasm can get you.
Zoe McDonald’s one-woman show is a masterpiece of characterisation, and a very successful piece of comedy.
University theatre group Gone Rogue Productions brings us a genuinely
funny hour’s entertainment with this production of a beloved classic.
This is a surprisingly intimate glimpse into the inner world of multimedia artist Nathan Penlington, with plenty of exciting decisions along the way.
The latest offering from the award winning Sh!t Theatre is an all singing, all dancing critique of the pharmaceutical industry which is at all points informative and entertaining.
This piece of surrealist theatre successfully dramatises the issues it sets out to explore and uses neat theatrical devices to do it.
Claustrophobia conjures the atmosphere of being trapped extremely effectively, as well as delving into the idea that we are all, in a way, trapped in prisons of our own making.
Raymondo is a piece of magical realist storytelling which combines an evocative musical accompaniment with an endlessly strange and beautiful script.
Vinay Patel, writer of True Brits, is a young playwright from the Southeast of London who is ashamed to admit he has never lived north of the river Thames.
Anna Girvan is a director who loves the strange and the unique.
Please Don’t Cry (At My Funeral) isn’t exactly the show advertised.
It is almost worth going to see The Initiate for the theatre
If you want to know what it felt like to be part of one of the most disastrous free concerts of the ’60s, this atmospheric show is a good place to start.
Despite extremely promising material, Giulietta manages to ultimately be prosaic and, frankly, a bit boring.
The Match Game creates a fantastical dystopia and uses it to consider our notions of
romance, and the existence of ‘the one’.
If you wander the streets of the Edinburgh Fringe, you might run into Cameryn Moore.
The Tulip Tree is a very intelligent piece of theatre that crams a lot of subtlety into a short period of time.
On paper, this looks like a good show: everyone involved has pretty impressive credits to their name and the concept is the sort of thing that’s fantastic when it’s done well.
The Secret Wives of Andy Williams is an enjoyable hour of theatre that
is occasionally funny and often moving, with plenty of eccentricity to keep
An Audience With Shurl
is a highly intimate, moving picture of the inner life of a very lonely woman.
Jo Clifford is a writer and actor whose body of work extends to over 70 produced plays, films and radio plays.
The latest offering from acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau is an ensemble piece in every sense of the word.
True Brits is an
unusually subtle and warm one man show.
Michael Puzzo’s popular play is a solid piece of theatre—it
knows exactly what it wants to achieve and pulls it off.
The first original musical from The Ruby Dolls is a triumph.
It is a rare and precious thing to find a show which is not only brilliant, but which is brilliant in such a wide range of ways.
Lucy Ayrton made her Fringe debut in 2012 when her first show, Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry, won her a Best Newcomer award at PBH's Free Fringe, along with a host of glowing...
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