Laughter and Surprise Guests with Allan Stewart
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!