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

REVIEW: The Venga Boys at Strathclyde Union

Published in The University Paper. [Header image: stv.com] The lights were off, the stage now illuminated by four Lycra jumpsuits: this was the moment of our dreams. The Venga Bus was coming. The Venga Boys provided a fitting closure for the 2015 Fresher’s Week at Strathclyde University. Granted, the majority of the room – 17 … Continue reading REVIEW: The Venga Boys at Strathclyde Union

REVIEW: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Published in The Student Advertiser, August 2015. Sad at heart, thumbs ready to resume twiddling, I remember returning my 3rd year English class text, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, on my way out of the classroom, watching from the door as the cardboard box whimpered beneath the weight … Continue reading REVIEW: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

REVIEW: Bugsy Malone, Fri 31 July – Sat 1 Aug

This review of Bugsy Malone will be published on thestudentadvertiser.co.uk this August. Bugsy Malone is a personal favourite of mine. It surprises me how many people aren’t aware that the Sir Alan Parker movie smash hit has been adapted for stage. I was very much looking forward to reviewing the stage production this summer, brought to … Continue reading REVIEW: Bugsy Malone, Fri 31 July – Sat 1 Aug

TSA’s Pick of the Month, June 2015: Sand and Sea

TSA's 'Pick of the Month' for June will be published in their June issue this year. A duo which formed over B.O.B.’s hit Magic has evolved into a three-part-harmony Scottish sensation just waiting to happen. A mere three years after their formation, Sand & Sea - composed of singer/songwriter Christopher Mitchell-lay, singer/ukulele player Scott Rodger … Continue reading TSA’s Pick of the Month, June 2015: Sand and Sea

Review: Yer Granny, The Kings Theatre, Glasgow

Yer Granny Review will be published in June's edition of The Student Advertiser. It had been a long, long week. Still highly strung by the kind of ‘recreational guilt’ that goes hand-in-hand with exams – and doesn’t usually wear off immediately after – I fought my way through the intensely over-populated Foyer at the Kings … Continue reading Review: Yer Granny, The Kings Theatre, Glasgow