Ruthie Henshall

Ruthie Henshall brings intimate show to The Castle

West End star Ruthie Henshall will be taking to the stage at The Castle in Wellingborough this week. An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall will be the star’s first ever regional tour and the show is set to take audiences on a musical journey through her career. Ruthie’s career biography is impressive, including roles in …

Theatre February 5, 2013

Be shaken and stirred by Brendan Cole’s star show

The name’s Cole, Brendan Cole, and the Strictly star will be aiming to justify the title of his new touring show Licence To Thrill when he goes on stage at the Watford Colosseum on Saturday night. It’s not just him, of course – the 7.30pm show involves a 20-strong company who promise to serve up …

Theatre February 4, 2013

Full Monty actor Steve Huison on his role in new John Godber play

Actor Steve Huison, who played Lomper in The Full Monty, tells the Yorkshire Post’s Nick Ahad why he chose to continue to work in community theatre and how he’s preparing for his role in John Godber‘s new play… [Steve Huison in rehearsal. Picture: Mustard Seed Media] When The Full Monty became a global hit, it …

Theatre January 28, 2013

The Byre Theatre in St Andrews to close this week

The Byre Theatre, of Scotland’s best-known arts venues, is to close its doors this week following a shock announcement that it is to enter administration. The theatre will close on Thursday, after the board called for liquidators as funding cuts and running costs became unmanageable. In a statement, the theatre’s board said: “Ticket sales have …

Theatre January 28, 2013

Book now: August Strindberg’s Miss Julie

Tour dates for Miss Julie, August Strindberg’s epic tale of lust, class conflict and boundaries broken, have been announced by UK Touring Theatre. Developed as part of Strindberg 2012 to mark the centenary of Strindberg’s death, UK Touring Theatre will present the world premiere of an exciting new English translation. Full dates April 16 & …

Theatre January 23, 2013

Theatre review: “The Lockerbie Bomber” at The Alman, Alloa

Scotsman review: A powerful and persuasive play about the Lockerbie bombing – and the subsequent investigation – at The Alman, Alloa, is as well researched as any documentary, Joyce McMillan finds. ★★★ THE quotation marks around the title are significant, for like many who have investigated the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the writer …

Theatre January 21, 2013

10 things to do in Scotland this week: 14 – 20 January

This week’s arts and entertainment highlights from across Scotland, including live music, theatre, film, clubs, comedy, art and exhibitions… Music: Celtic Connections 20th Celebration Concert The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Thursday, 7.30pm, £20-£23 More info / tickets  It’s a landmark for the annual festival of folk as it celebrates entering a third decade and the …

#WOWwknd: Use your weekend wisely, 11 – 13 January

Are you checking the time every 10 minutes? That means it’s Friday afternoon, and the weekend/freedom is almost upon us. We’re here to keep you entertained until Sunday night. Know what you’re looking for? Try a quick search above. Need some inspiration? Filter events by genre, date and location. What are your plans for the …

Comedy Theatre January 11, 2013

What’s on in Scotland: Top 10 events of the week

There’s plenty to whet your cultural appetite in Scotland this week. Here are our picks of the week’s best events throughout the country… Crystal Castles O2 ABC, Glasgow  – Monday (26 Nov) Canadian duo Crystal Castles kick off the week with some demented electro from their latest critically acclaimed album III. Event listing Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping …

Theatre November 26, 2012

Panto season: Celebs treading the boards near you

Interactive, entertaining and uniquely British, panto is the unsung hero of Christmas. As well as delighting the kids, what better chance is there to see unlikely combinations of C-list celebrities in unflattering costumes? In 2012 there are plenty of treats to be had – we look at some of the classic pantos and which celebs …

Theatre November 24, 2012

Critics’ choice: Standout culture this week

From classical music to theatre via visual art, The Scotsman’s critics tell you which events to watch out for… THEATRE: 9 TO 5 PLAYHOUSE, EDINBURGH, 26 NOVEMBER UNTIL 1 DECEMBER THE Scottish Autumn theatre season has shuddered to a halt, and most of the Christmas shows are not yet with us. In the meantime, though, …

Theatre November 22, 2012
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