Category Archives: Theatre

Noches exhuberanti

In Glasgow you get two kinds of audiences. Tough and tougher. Tucked snugly off the right side of Sauchiehall Street the Glasgow Film Theatre is used with showing the best of world cinema, to engaged and engaging audiences. So I … Continue reading

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Beaten well

This weekend the world shifted Enough for Byres Road to stop Like it hasn’t for more years Than the drum hasn’t stamped summer With Glasgow Sun. I don’t know how it is to have a Gee Cee Cee official tell … Continue reading

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In the round

The first, last and only (so far) time my words have been heard from a stage (in a play) was at the Circle Studio in the Citizens Theatre.  I’d been encouraged along to Winter Voices Three, a writing course run … Continue reading

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Stuck in the middle with yew

It’s pretty difficult, and not a little disturbing to imagine life in our house without the wonderful work of Julia Donaldson, author of the Gruffalo, the Gruffalo’s Child and a whole host of classic children’s texts besides.  So a live … Continue reading

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Soul Trader

Some years ago, wir Robert performed a one man show at the WHALE venue at Walpole Hall in 1995 (a truly remarkable and legendary slice of Fringe and WHALE history).  This year, he returns to the one man show format … Continue reading

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The in and out roundabout

August is shaping up to be quite a month.  Not only will I be starting my classes in Bathgate, seeing the ancestors and seeing at the very least a world premiere of one of my favourite author’s plays, I will … Continue reading

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Scottish playtime

Wow.  Not to put too fine a point on it.  Today I had the outrageous fortune to join a number of other bloggers and tweeters, a couple of blippers and heaven knows how many Official Representatives of The Press at … Continue reading

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The times, they are a changing

It’s been a busy old few days over here at magnie hq, and will just be getting a tiny wee bit busier until it goes in any other direction.  Far more going on than I can possibly do justice to … Continue reading

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The heart of a novice

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to see a couple of scenes from 27, an NTS production which is on for two weeks at the Citz before moving to Cambridge Arts Theatre. The play is based around a scientific study taking … Continue reading

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A right royal showdown

On Monday, I had the pleasure of hopping on a train over to Bathgate.  For why? I’d seen a call from Scott Kyle, who is setting up a repertory company at the Bathgate Regal Theatre. The Regal is an Art … Continue reading

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