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

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

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