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REVIEWS

Running for seven series in the 1980s and early 1990s (not to mention numerous Christmas specials), John Sullivan’s sitcom can reasonably lay claim to being...

The titular Mr Johnston of Robert Dawson Scott's nuanced historical play was a one-time Red Clydesider who joined Churchill's war cabinet as secretary of...

Two smug and self-regarding middle class couples wring their hands over their past infidelities in Bodies, James Saunders’ rambling meditation on the ultimate futility...

Counting Sheep, an immersive show about the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, is the headline production at this year’s Vault Festival. Its changed shape since it...

Forty years on from Bent, renowned playwright Martin Sherman, now celebrating his 80th year, wanted to examine the changing face of the gay community...

Alex Oates’ All in a Row is an uncomfortable show, in two different ways. Firstly, on a dramatic level: its presentation of a couple...

Before jet engines, aircraft travelling across the Atlantic from Europe had to stop for fuel on Newfoundland, an island on Canada’s most eastern tip,...

When censors forbade the onstage depiction of regicide, Verdi was forced to relocate his 1859 Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) away from...

Directed by up-and-coming young Scottish-based director Shilpa T-Hyland, this version of August Strindberg’s 1888 play Miss Julie reveals its contemporary relevance with power and...

Only Mozart could so deftly have celebrated the Age of Enlightenment through an opera spanning moral philosophy, high drama, fairytale romance – and slapstick. The...

Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen’s autobiographical musical gains perspective with age. Originally written in 2004, it's a quirky, navel-gazing piece that touched a nerve...

David and Marian’s bathroom is spacious and sumptuous. His and hers sinks and a roll-top bath hint at the couple’s outward prosperity. Almost symmetrical...
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