Written By Lisa Davidson on Thursday, 30 October 2014 | 06:30
Written By Christina Benneworth on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | 09:30
O2 Academy Brixton
With so much success in the past year, it was a nice touch to include a video montage of clips of him performing on some of the most well known shows in the world and being interviewed by some of the biggest names on television played out on the big screen. John then burst on to the stage to perform his recent No1 single 'Blame' with Calvin Harris.
This first track paved the way for the rest of the night, a highly energetic performance with faultless vocals.
John sang through hit singles including Love Me Again, Cheating and Losing Sleep and filling the set with other songs from his album 'Tribute', including Easy John, Gold Dust and Out Of My Head. Not only were his vocals completely on point but he matched it with some great stage presence and some pretty good dance moves.
The audience were clearly loving the night and loving the show. John slowed down the pace of the show and performed a stunning emotional performance of Down The Line, showing exactly why people fell in love with him in the first place. An unforgettable performance.
During the gig John took and opportunity to thank his fans for their continued support and his mother, who he dedicated his second hit with Rudimental Not Giving In. And he also took the opportunity to the thank the "girl who broke my heart", as she was the inspiration for writing his records. In his own words "she's regretting that decision now".
At just 24-year-old there is a promising future in store for John and he is completely in a league of his own, with a crazy amount of talent and the ability to capture an audience it will be great to see what he does next. Looking forward to some new material.
Written By Lisa Davidson on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | 09:25
Back by popular demand, be prepared to be scared on this haunting tour of theTheatre Royal Glasgow. An empty auditorium, a lifeless stage, out of hours, after dark – is your mind playing tricks or have you caught a glimpse of the resident ghost? Theatre Royal Ghost Tours is an atmospheric experience of stories and suggestion that will bring you out in goose-bumps.
The Theatre Royal has a chequered history. As the building stands it dates from 1895, having replaced earlier theatres built on the site in 1867 and 1888 - both of which were destroyed by fires. In 1969 tragedy struck once more and the building was again engulfed in flames. But who really knows the personal tragedies of the staff, or those performers who simply refuse to accept the curtain, for them, has well and truly fallen?
Let the drama continue after selected performances of Dangerous Corner, Black Coffee and Top Hat by enjoying this rare backstage experience with a spooky twist. These spine-chilling tales will have you shivering in your seat and looking over your shoulder the next time you’re watching a show.
If you dare...the tours take place immediately after the evening’s performance. Patrons are asked to meet in the foyer where an usher will take you to the Ambassador Lounge for a safety briefing before the tour moves backstage. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes and is strictly for ages 18 and over.
28, 29, 30, 31 October, 9.45pm – after Dangerous Corner
2, 4, 5, 6, 7 November, 10.00pm – after Black Coffee
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 December, 10.30pm – after Top Hat
Tickets: £12 (plus bkg fee)
Box Office: 0844 871 7647 (bkg fee)
www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)
Direction by Michael Attenborough is suitably moody and heady though static at times and the pace could be improved upon in places whilst the sometimes heightened performance style is a little inconsistent.
Altogether this is a sound production which, following a slow start, soon gears up toward a most intriguing climax.
Written By Lisa Davidson on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | 10:00
Review by Danielle ShieldsSell a Door Theatre Company and Beacon Arts Centre have timed their production of Sunset Song, an adaptation by Alastair Cording of the most frequently coined ‘Best Scottish Novel of All Time’, perfectly. In this period of post-referendum limbo where tensions are still high and Scotland’s own identity is being amplified, audiences can clearly see that the same patriotic attributes are apparent of Scotland’s land in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s dreary 1932 text. This production is not only independence topical as it is also marks WW1 commencing a century ago this past July with the tale set in the years preceding the Great War and the course of its duration.
Written By Steve Stubbs on Thursday, 16 October 2014 | 19:34
Written By Lisa Davidson on Saturday, 11 October 2014 | 14:00
Review by Anne Mackie
Written By Steve Stubbs on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | 15:00
ONCE THE MUSICAL to close in London's West End in March 2015 prior to European Tour - Ronan Keating joins cast
|Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning|
English National Ballet’s NUTCRACKER returns to London Coliseum this Christmas 11 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
Written By Steve Stubbs on Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | 11:28
|Photo credit - Annabel Moeller|
Further Principal dancers include Alina Cojocaru as Clara, Alejandro Virelles as Prince, winner of the 2014 Emerging Dancer award Junor Souza as Prince and Nutcracker, Laurretta Summerscales as Clara, identical twins Guilherme Menezes and Vitor Menezes, both making their debuts as Prince and Nutcracker, and Artistic Director Tamara Rojo as Clara.
Dates 11 December 2014 – 4 January 2015
Ticket Prices £14 - £79
Performances Evening performances at 7.30pm
Matinee performances at 2.30pm
Full performance schedule and casting, please visit the website for more details:
Box office 020 7845 9300