Allan Stewart’s Big, Big Variety Show will bring a smile to the dourest of faces!
What a night! I went along to The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh in a foul mood. Someone had taken a nail along the side of my lovely wee car and doing anything other than crying wasn’t really an option.
However, as they say, the show must go on – even for this Scots Mag reviewer.
The lights went down, the band started up and Allan appeared on the stage to tumultuous applause – and from then on, I laughed, smiled and cheered my troubles away.
Allan’s musical impersonations were excellent (look out for Theresa May singing Bohemian Rhapsody!), while Grant Stott proved to be incredibly funny, especially when revealing all about his days as a policeman/dj at Coasters roller disco, where I used to go when I was a teenager!
Elaine C Smith continued the laughter and also sang a few numbers, while Edward Reid’s ‘duet’ as Barbra Streisland/ Neil Diamond was a work of genius.
A few songs from seventies pop stars Pilot proved very successful with the audience and we all sang along to January and Magic – and then on came the superstars of the night, The MacRobert Brothers (and Sister). They were fantastic – and a special mention must go to Grant Stott’s teeth!
The music and laughter continued until the end – and then Allan announced a surprise guest and none other than Susan Boyle appeared! I’ve never heard such an amazing performance of ‘I Have A Dream’ – what a voice! And I heard a whisper of a rumour that she may well turn up at another performance…
If you’re looking for a great night out or are in need of cheering up, this is the show for you. I loved it!
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Allan Stewart appearing as Theresa May at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh this week, wearing the signature dark tartan Vivienne Westwood suit favoured by the Prime Minister for landmark occasions. Stewart is performing in his Big Big Variety Show at the King’s until Saturday night, sharing the stage with Elaine C Smith, Edward Reid, Grant Stott and Scottish rock band Pilot.
ALLAN STEWART’S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW
King’s Theatre Edinburgh
Tuesday 28 February – Saturday 4 March 2017
Press night: Tuesday 28 February, 7.30pm
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show is back at the King’s Theatre this spring with another stellar line-up promising the best in entertainment and the biggest laughs in town.
In a world exclusive, Allan will be joined by fellow Scottish stage legend Elaine C Smith, giving audiences the first ever opportunity to see the two comic giants perform together.
One of the entertainment industry’s most talented performers, Elaine C Smith has regularly worked in radio, television, film and theatre, starring in numerous comedy series including City Lights (BBC Scotland) and Naked Video (BBC) but she is perhaps best known for her enduring portrayal of Mary Nesbitt in 10 series of the BBC2 hit sitcom Rab C Nesbitt. She recently made a return to the small screen in BBC sitcom Two Doors Down and STV’s A Burdseye View, and has recently completed her eighth year starring in the record-breaking pantomime at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.
There’s blast from the past from Scottish rock band Pilot, formed in 1973 in Edinburgh by David Paton and Billy Lyall, and back performing their 1970s hits ‘January’ and ‘Magic’. Performances from the band have been few and far between in Scotland in recent years, so this is a rare opportunity to hear David Paton perform these classic songs.
Coatbridge comic Edward Reid and star of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, brings his unique mix of comedy and music to the line-up. Showing his great versatility in style and spot on comic timing, Edward scooped Radio Forth’s Best Fringe in 2012 for his one man show ‘Living The Dream One Song At A Time’ and was awarded Bighearted Scotland’s Entertainer of The Year in 2013.
And Allan’s partner in panto Grant Stott will be back at the King’s playing it for laughs as Big Boaby in the McRobert Brothers sketches with Allan Stewart.
Promising a night of big names, big laughs, big songs and big fun, Allan’s Stewart’s Variety has got it all sewn up at the King’s.
For further information please contact Catherine Bromley, Head of Press and Communications, Festival & King’s Theatres, Catherine.email@example.com / 0131 622 8088
Variety is back in fashion! Sing, laugh and even dance along at Allan’s Big Big Variety Show.
There are still a few shows left, but be quick! Tickets are selling fast.