Performing Arts Reviews

Join us as we highlight reviews from the world of music, opera, dance theatre and film.

Bethan Langford (Second Lady), Jeni Bern (First Lady) and Sioned Gwen Davies (Third Lady) in The Magic Flute. Scottish Opera 2019. Credit James Glossop

Scottish Opera’s Magical Magic Flute

Review: The Magic Flute, Mozart’s magical singspiel rooted in fairy tale heroes and damsels in distress, is presented by Scottish Opera in Glasgow before touring Scotland and showing in London and Belfast later this year

long shadows: Kings Theatre

Rebus Casts His Long Shadows at the Kings Theatre

Review: In this production, we join the protagonist in his later years, with Rebus riddled with COPD, unkempt and struggling to find any joy in his retirement – in short – the Rebus that fans of his novels have come to love. 

E D S Gallery features artist Joyce Gunn Cairns

Review: This display explores the purity of certain dainty subjects, apparent in the pastel colour schemes, the natural state of the surrounding environment, and the expressions of suave, yet innocent contemplation on the subject’s faces, which Cairns presents with extreme sensitivity.

King’s Theatre: Rain Man


Based on the Oscar winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kenwright’s inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of Rain Man is a marvel.

King’s Theatre Glasgow: Shrek The Musical


Shrek The Musical based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animation film is back! This hilarious, engaging and spectacular production is currently showing at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow until October 6th. 

His Majesty’s Theatre: Rock of Ages

Until Feb 2 Review

Kevin Clifton will join the cast of the award-winning smash-hit musical “ROCK OF AGES” in the role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’ when this outrageous performance comes to Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre from Monday, January 28, 2019 until Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Paisley’s Opera House: Pagliacci Review

A bold and ambitious project by Scottish Opera, and supported by Renfrewshire Leisure, created ‘Paisley’s Opera House’ for an awe inspiring production of Pagliacci. 

Review | Bard in the Botanics – Antony & Cleopatra

The blistering heat and tropical shrubbery inside Kibble Palace, the Victorian glass house in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, makes the perfect setting for Gordon Barr’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra.