Posted in Musings

Favourite things in February

A night at Melville Castle

1970s cultural references in Abigail’s Party

Hugh Jackman opening the Brits

Seasalt & freesia scent

Cherry red shoes

Oti dancing with her girls in the final of The Greatest Dancer

Tudor fashion

J Lo back on the big screen

An anniversary flypast for Tony in Sheffield

White camellia

Cleaning Up, Moving On and Baptiste on TV

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Posted in Musings

Favourite things in January

People make Glasgow slogan seen from George Square

A musical set in Glasgow

Shay & Blue black tulip perfume

“You look like a badger”

Father Brown and The Blake Mysteries on daytime telly

Murano glass earrings

Banging tunes in Rock of Ages

A snuggly chenille sweater

Stan and Ollie

Listening to Clean Bandit and Olly Murs

A free steak dinner

Snowdrops

Posted in Music, Theatre

That’s entertainment: 2018

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Not much can compare with the buzz that flows through an audience as the house lights go down in a theatre or music venue.

Here’s my round-up of live shows seen in Glasgow and beyond during 2018.

Theatre

  • 1 February – Cilla: The Musical (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 14 February – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 12 April – Art (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)
  • 4 May – Fat Friends (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 20 June – Sunshine on Leith (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 28 June – The Band (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 21 August – Funny Money (Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh)
  • 26 November – 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London)
  • 13 December – The Bodyguard (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)

Music

  • 9–11 March – C2C Festival (SSE Hydro, Glasgow)

Dance

  • 4 March – From Broadway to Hollywood, with Anton Du Beke, Erin Boag and Lance Ellington (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow)
  • 14 June – Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (King’s Theatre, Glasgow)