Theatre



Stuart Mitchell: ‘I just go out there to enjoy myself and if anything comes of it, that’s a bonus’

23rd March 2022

The longest running panellist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News chats to Tristan about life on the Scottish comedy scene. Ever since his successful debut at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe festival, Stuart Mitchell has been a consistent presence in the Scottish comedy scene. Alongside performing at gigs and being the longest-running panellist on BBC Radio ...


Review: Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! @ Glasgow’s King’s Theatre

10th March 2022

 Marcus Hyka reviews the beautiful and artistically supportive take on the infamous Nutcracker by Sir Matthew Bourne. Thirty years on from the debut of Bourne’s creative vision and one-hundred and thirty years on from Tchaikovsky’s original ballet, New Adventures are once more touring the UK. Award-winning choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne continues to elevate the ballet ...


Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ Theatre Royal Glasgow

7th March 2022

Rothery reviews the latest adaptation of the classic tale. Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe depicts the classic story of four siblings on their journey to Narnia. The show, directed by Michael Fentiman, is currently playing at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, and I must say, it is ...


The RSC’s Afrofuturistic Much Ado About Nothing faces backlash

15th February 2022

Artistic director Erica Whyman speaks up on the racist comments after the performance’s cast was announced. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing, the bard’s classic comedy of love and divided loyalties, will take on an Afrofuturist style, and star an all-black cast. This has led to some backlash, and comments ...


What to expect from the National Theatre of Scotland in 2022

4th February 2022

Ashmita Shanthakumar talks us through the company’s exciting performances and plans for this year. The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) has announced their 2022 season which includes world premieres of new productions, major tours taking place across Scotland, film and school programmes. Here are some of the productions you can look forward to attending in ...


Review: Les Miserables @ Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

30th January 2022

Hannah Morley gives her thoughts on the historical musical, comparing the experience to previous reincarnations. This was not my first time venturing into the theatrical magic of Les Miserables. My first experience was in January 2020 at London’s Sondheim theatre. The second time was in London again in June of this year, and the third ...


Activism and the climate crisis: what role does theatre play?

18th December 2021

Theatre has been an influential element during COP26 that deserves more recognition. Theatre has long been a pioneer in driving social and political messages to audiences. Like any medium that takes on the role of storytelling, creating and telling stories that inspire us to take action towards justice is integral to theatre – and the ...


Globalised theatre: a step in the right direction?

18th December 2021

With C Venues announcing an online platform, on-demand streaming for theatre is on the rise, but is this a good thing? The early 2020s’ Covid-scape has seen our increasing reliance on cyberspace. From university to the office, humanity has migrated to the online ether. And now, this digital revolution can be seen trickling into theatre. ...


Streaming comedy specials could change live performance forever

17th November 2021

As comedy turns into a cinematic space on streaming platforms, will its liveness be able to survive? It’s late in the evening and you’re not sure what to watch. A drama would be too hard going on the brain after a long day and a teen rom-com isn’t quite going to fit the mood. Scrolling ...


Streaming comedy specials could change live performance forever

24th October 2021

As comedy turns into a cinematic space on streaming platforms, will it’s liveness be able to survive? It’s late in the evening and you’re not sure what to watch. A drama would be too hard going on the brain after a long day and a teen rom-com isn’t quite going to fit the mood. Scrolling ...