Joy of joys! It’s Christmas in Glasgow – meaning not one but three rave-reviewed Christmas shows to explore.
For panto fans, the Tron Theatre’s Aganeza Scrooge, created, staring and directed by panto-pro Johnny McKnight, is a must. In this ‘bittersweet social commentary and pugnacious panto’ Ebenezer Scrooge is transformed into Aganeza Scrooge, complete with spangled leotard. Wowzers.
The Citizen’s fresh perspective on Sleeping Beauty reveals what happened after Beauty is kissed by the prince. Fantastically fun Tim Burton meets Shrek music compliments this re-energised classic perfectly.
Delightful disco duckling
And although the Arches’ the Ugly Duckling is aimed at four-year-olds and up, (big and little) kids and adults alike are in for a treat. With a barnyard full of pregnant animals and a liberating soundtrack from the disco fever of the 1980s, I was smiling for the majority of the show. Young, old or anyone in between will clap along. It’s nearly impossible not to.
Tis’ the season to indulge so treat yourself to a show or three and feel merry all over.