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)
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Posted in Film

My year in film: 2018

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Every film that we paid good money to see on the big screen in 2018.

  • 1 January – The Greatest Showman
  • 7 January – Molly’s Game
  • 21 January – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • 28 January – Darkest Hour
  • 18 February – Early Man
  • 22 February – Phantom Thread
  • 2 April – Isle of Dogs
  • 22 April – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • 12 June – Deadpool 2
  • 26 August – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • 7 October – A Star is Born
  • 20 November – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 25 November – The Girl in the Spider’s Web
  • 10 December – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • 27 December – Mary Poppins Returns
Posted in Musings

Favourite things in December

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Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

Venison stew

L’Occitane Terre de Lumière perfume

Duck-egg blue

Keira Knightley having fun as the Sugar Plum Fairy

A foxy tote bag

Mrs Wilson

Yellow wellies adorned with bees

Christmas lights

The return of Mary Poppins