Category: Reviews

Review: José González and The String Theory

Embed from Getty Images Genre collaborations seem to be on the up at the moment and José González and The String Theory have just provided perhaps one of the best live examples to date. As part of the Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters festival of music and culture the Argentinian-Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist José González combined with the contemporary...

Review: Jamie Woon at Plug, Sheffield

It’s amazing to believe that it’s nearly five years since Jamie Woon released his debut album, Mirrorwriting, and yet he’s only just shown up on our radar over the past year.

The Shawshank Redemption (Review)

Bill Kenwright’s stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption might be touring to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the iconic film, but it is firmly based on Stephen King’s short novel.

The Bodyguard (Review)

As far as modern musicals go, The Bodyguard is one of the most extravagant and downright enjoyable shows to hit Edinburgh in years.

Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment (Review)

If you were to walk past Braehead Arena in Glasgow last night, you’d have been forgiven for thinking you’d wandered straight into an alternate universe, where little Princesses and friendly snowmen ruled the land.  Hurried shoppers were replaced with excitable children, all eager to watch their favourite Walt Disney movies be brought to life through Feld Entertainment’s latest Disney on...

Jesus Christ Superstar (Review)

Easter weekend may have been and gone but a packed audience still filled The Edinburgh Playhouse last night to see Bob Thomson’s and Bill Kenright’s adaptation of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar come to life.

Review: Aladdin, King’s Theatre

Pantoland’s dream team (made up of local veteran entertainers Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray) are back at the King’s Theatre with Aladdin, their latest family-friendly festive offering.

Review: Jon Richardson Live – Nidiot

Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the stage again with his brand new DVD – JON RICHARDSON ‘NIDIOT’ LIVE.

Review: Scotch and Soda, Edinburgh

There are few shows that will have you teetering on the edge of your seat, watching with as much fear as adoration in your eyes, more than Scotch and Soda, the centrepiece of Edinburgh Christmas’ 2014 festivities.

Review: McBusted Tourplay/Live at the O2

When I heard that 2/3 of Busted and McFly were forming supergroup McBusted, my inner fifteen year old did a little happy dance. Then she had a panic attack. It’s like when you find out they’re making a sequel to one of your favourite movies (I’m still too scared to watch Anchorman 2) because while you’d love more of the...

Dreamboats and Miniskirts – Review

Dreamboats and Miniskirts, the sequel to Dreamboats and Petticoats, follows protagonists Bobby (Alex Beaumont) and Laura (Elizabeth Carter) as they come to realise that staying in the charts is even harder than scoring that elusive first big hit.

Review: Harry Potter Dark Arts Tour Launch

Celebrities including Mary Berry, Amanda Holden, Simon Pegg, Jonathan Ross, Kirstie Allsopp, Conor Maynard, Jake Wood, Charlie Brooks and Gaby Roslin came out to celebrate the launch of a new section devoted to the Dark Arts, encompassing Horcruxes and other sinister wizarding artefacts, in what is Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter’s first permanent addition...

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic (review)

Of all the Disney on Ice shows that have toured the UK in recent years, 100 Years of Magic has to be the most spectacular. Featuring more than 60 different characters and stunning ice-skating routines choreographed to countless classic Disney songs, the show is an explosion of colourful cartoon magic from start to finish.

Jersey Boys Review

From their meteoric rise to superstardom from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey to their equally startling fall and subsequent redemption, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were never a typical boy band. It’s fitting, then, that the stage adaption of their fascinating story doesn’t fall into the trap of following the same cookie-cutter-like formula that most...