Ghost – Kings Theatre, Glasgow, March 2017

Published in The Student Advertiser. Ghost – the Oscar-affiliated Bruce Joel Rubin movie that almost didn’t happen – has made its way onto stages around the UK in a spectacular, star-studded musical production, which – warning – is ten times more emotional with a live orchestra than on the big screen. The lyrics Oh my … Continue reading Ghost – Kings Theatre, Glasgow, March 2017

Post Modern Jukebox – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Published in The Student Advertiser. One word springs to mind when I reflect upon Post Modern Jukebox’s performance at the Glasgow Concert Hall on Wednesday: showmanship. From the moment that the band jogged excitedly to their positions on the Main Hall stage, the audience were in the palms of their hands, waiting eagerly for the … Continue reading Post Modern Jukebox – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

The Play That Goes Wrong – The Kings Theatre, March 2017

Published on The Student Advertiser. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of an extremely disorganised, poorly financed, and cripplingly amateur dramatic production? As we know, the theatre loves nothing more than itself which is likely why things not working out for the performance arts is often the brunt of various stories … Continue reading The Play That Goes Wrong – The Kings Theatre, March 2017

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Kings Theatre, Glasgow

Originally published in The Student Advertiser. Read the original article, and others by some of Glasgow’s up-and-coming journalists, here. Jason Manford takes the starring role in Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, arguably the ultimate children’s tale of imagination, adventure and courage. But does this new, big budget performance seem more like panto and less like the tale … Continue reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Kings Theatre, Glasgow

Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Published in The Student Advertiser. Read the original article, and others by some of Glasgow's up-and-coming journalists, here. Little Shop of Horrors is one of those ‘hit or miss’ productions. The company either takes the show too seriously, forgetting that Howard Ashman’s original screenplay was intended to be a satire of 1960s suburban American and the … Continue reading Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Kings Theatre May 2016

Published in the Student Advertiser. When Joe McElderry first faces the audience at the Kings Theatre, we are amazed for two reasons. Firstly, what a sound! McElderry’s singing career might not have taken off as far into space as other winners but, boy, hasn’t this blue-eyed dreamer grown into a fine specimen of an entertainer? … Continue reading Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Kings Theatre May 2016

REVIEW: West Side Story at The Kings Theatre

Published in The Student Advertiser. It's the kind of story that finds you reliving your youth, mentally retracing your staggers through first love, first drink… First fight, first loss. The Jets run the streets of New York; all eight of them are young and free, wild, and charged with the inexplicable unfairness of their deprived … Continue reading REVIEW: West Side Story at The Kings Theatre