Posted in Musings

Favourite things in January

Waking up in Narnia

The Greatest Showman

Snapping up a bargain (or few) in the sales

Beef stew

Signs of life in the garden

Hard SunMcMafia and The Miniaturist on TV

Supermoon

Planning sunny holidays

Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom

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Posted in Music, Theatre

That’s entertainment: 2017

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

Here’s my round-up of live shows seen in Glasgow and beyond during 2017.

Theatre

  • 8 February – Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 1 June – Funny Girl (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 6 July – The Railway Children (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)
  • 27 July – La Cage aux Folles (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 9 August – Flashdance (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 19 August – Tom, Dick and Harry (Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh)
  • 20 October – Crazy for You (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 27 November – Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre, London)
  • 9 December – Mamma Mia! (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)

Music

  • 12 March – C2C Festival, with Cam, Jennifer Nettles, Chris Young and Brad Paisley (Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow)
  • 31 March – Caro Emerald (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow)
  • 11 August – The Shires (Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow)
  • 2 October – Little Big Town (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow)

Dance

  • 5 March – Swing Time, with Anton Du Beke, Erin Boag and Lance Ellington (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow)
  • 8 June – The Red Shoes (King’s Theatre, Glasgow)

Comedy

  • 14 March – Frankie Boyle and Friends (Glasgow International Comedy Festival; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)

Magic

  • 7 February – Jamie Raven (Theatre Royal, Glasgow)
Posted in Film

My year in film: 2017

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Every film that we paid good money to see on the big screen in 2017.

  • 1 January – A Monster Calls
  • 8 January – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • 15 January – Passengers
  • 22 January – La La Land
  • 25 January – Manchester by the Sea
  • 29 January – Hacksaw Ridge
  • 1 February – Sing
  • 12 February – T2 Trainspotting
  • 19 February – Fences
  • 22 February – Niagara
  • 26 February – Patriots Day
  • 19 March – The LEGO Batman Movie
  • 14 May – Fast and Furious 8
  • 11 June – Wonder Woman
  • 13 June – My Cousin Rachel
  • 19 June – Baby Driver
  • 17 July – The Big Sick
  • 26 July – Dunkirk
  • 22 October – Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • 5 November – A Bad Moms Christmas
  • 2 December – Murder on the Orient Express
  • 5 December – Paddington 2
  • 27 December – Star Wars: The Last Jedi