8 - 11 May 2024
Sunset Song
A poignant, unflinching, and remarkable adaptation of Grassic Gibbon’s classic novel
Reviewed at Dundee Rep

24 - 28 October 2023
The King and I
Classic, family-friendly musical theatre that will reliably please
Reviewed at King's Theatre Glasgow

7 - 9 September 2023
Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning
A fascinating feminist retelling of Stoker's classic with a very Scottish twist
Reviewed at Dundee Rep

21 - 25 February 2023
Girl From the North Country
Soulful Bob Dylan jukebox musical lacks purpose and direction
Reviewed at Edinburgh Playhouse

26 - 29 October 2022
James IV: Queen of the Fight
Fourth instalment in the James Plays is a visual, lyrical marvel
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

29 September - 1 October 2022
Sexy, sassy, sci-fi rendition of classic ballet
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

2 - 6 August 2022
Singin' in the Rain
Toe-tapping classic splashes onto Festival Theatre's stage
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

16 - 18 June 2022
Don Giovanni
A passionate portrayal of the darker aspects of human nature
Reviewed at Eden Court

10 - 14 May 2022
Derren Brown: Showman
British illusionist wows audience with his most personal show to date
Reviewed here

5 - 7 May 2022
The Scandal at Mayerling
Kenneth Macmillan subverts expectations with his savage choreography
Reviewed at Eden Court

12 - 6 April 2022
Bat Out Of Hell
A rocking tribute to the late, great Meat Loaf
Reviewed at Edinburgh Playhouse

31 October - 2 November 2019
Scottish Opera deliver an exhilarating night of Puccini
Reviewed at Theatre Royal Glasgow

3 - 5 October 2019
The Crucible
A sublime and enrapturing adaptation of Arthur Miller's drama
Reviewed at Edinburgh Playhouse

17 - 21 September 2019
Little Miss Sunshine
An underwhelming adaptation of superior comedy film
Reviewed at King's Theatre Glasgow

15 - 17 July 2019
A rustic retelling for a likeable dragon.
Reviewed at Eden Court

24 - 29 June 2019
The Lady Vanishes
Twist and turns abound make for a fun Hitchcock stage adaptation.
Reviewed at King's Theatre

18 - 22 June 2019
American Idiot
A lack-lustre portrayal of disenfranchisement and teenage angst that only serves as a platform for Green Day's music.
Reviewed at Edinburgh Playhouse

12 - 16 June 2019
Madagascar The Musical
Despite an admirable supporting cast, this musical adaptation is more theme park than West End.
Reviewed at Eden Court

30 May - 1 June 2019
The Magic Flute
Despite the home crowd's generous applause, far from impressive.
Reviewed at Theatre Royal Glasgow

11 - 13 April 2019
Scottish Ballet: Spring
A stunning double bill delights Highlands audience!
Reviewed at Eden Court

1 - 6 April 2019
Rain Man
A copycat adaptation that cannot escape the classic original's shadow.
Reviewed at Theatre Royal Glasgow

28 January - 2 February 2019
Rock of Ages
If you haven’t stopped believin’, this is the show for you.
Reviewed at King's Theatre Glasgow

17 - 20 January 2018
Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker
Scottish Ballet return with their acclaimed retelling of a festive favourite.
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

7 - 10 November 2018
Despite its novel setting and soundscape, too many missed opportunities blur Rufus Norris' vision.
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

1 - 3 November 2018
Scottish Opera: Rigoletto
The classic (and at times clunky) Verdi standby is given a new lease of life.
Reviewed at Theatre Royal Glasgow

23 - 27 October 2018
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
As innovative and mesmerising as it was first time around.
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

9 August 2018
Far Far From Ypres
The great and good of the folk world gather to pay respect to the Scots of the Great War
Reviewed at Usher Hall

28 May - 2 June 2018
Sunshine on Leith
Uneven vocal performances and clumsy scene changes stunt Greenhorn's Leith love affair.
Reviewed at King's Theatre

30 April - 4 May 2018
Legally Blonde
A powderpuff of pink and cheesiness in the unlikely setting of Harvard Law
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

27 April 2018
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Old school stand-up comedy from a familiar TV presence.
Reviewed at Perth Concert Hall

25 - 27 May 2017
Scottish Opera: La bohème
This contemporary production is perhaps too clever by half.
Reviewed at Theatre Royal Glasgow

21 - 25 November 2017
Hedda Gabler
A few awkward moments, but a powerful performance from Lizzy Watts.
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

24 - 25 October 2017
Scottish Ballet: Stravinsky
A tantalising double bill brought to life by captivating music and dance.
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

28 August - 2 September 2017
Jane Eyre
National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic present their spectacular touring production of Jane Eyre.
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

25 - 26 July 2017
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen’s slim picture book proves inspiration enough for an hour of children's theatre
Reviewed at King's Theatre

16 - 20 May 2017
A musical, full of wonder and magic, that will transport you away from the worries of everyday life, if only for two hours.
Reviewed at Edinburgh Playhouse

25 - 29 April 2017
His Final Bow
Tale of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth shows the danger posed by hatred, ambition and vanity.
Reviewed at The Lemon Tree

24 - 29 April 2017
The Play That Goes Wrong
Aberdeen welcomes the best comedy play seen on stage for a generation.
Reviewed here

19 - 22 April 2017
Sister Echt
Whoopi Goldberg hit given a Doric twist by Aberdeen's students
Reviewed here

28 March - 1 April 2017
The Crucible
Thrilling new production of Miller's allegorical tale full of lessons for these strange times
Reviewed here

17 March 2017
Curtis Stigers
A top-class singer and a flawless Big Band combine to create magic at HMT.
Reviewed here

7 - 11 March 2017
The Commitments
The jukebox musical that belts out soul but struggles to find one of its own
Reviewed at Edinburgh Playhouse

28 February - 4 March 2017
La Cage aux Folles
A welcome, fantabulous spritz of Shalimar for a drab world
Reviewed at Edinburgh Playhouse

14 - 18 February 2017
The Woman In Black
Long-running horror remains a dramatic experience
Reviewed at King's Theatre Glasgow

1 - 4 February 2017
Cirque Berserk!
An eclectic mix of aerial acrobatics, motorbike madness, and comical clowning
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

25 - 28 January 2017
The King and I
Aberdeen’s Phoenix Theatre celebrate their silver anniversary with this dazzling production.
Reviewed here

18 - 21 January 2017
Hansel & Gretel
Wonderful dancing, and great set and costume design: a real festive treat.
Reviewed at Festival Theatre

27 - 29 October 2016
The Marriage of Figaro
Scottish Opera's revival allows the beauty of Mozart's music and the humour of the plot to flourish.
Reviewed at Theatre Royal Glasgow

11 - 12 October 2016
There is much to love about Rapture Theatre's take on Cold War German politics
Reviewed at Eden Court

24 - 27 August 2016
Made in Dagenham
Aberdeen's Lyric Musical Society raise the bar for am-dram at His Majesty's Theatre.
Reviewed at -SELECT VENUE-