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REVIEWS

PANTO REVIEWS

 

"Flying in, Allan Stewart’s Fairy May, all sparkling wings and silver bloomers, is a funny fairy on fine, fine form, demonstrating why Stewart is rightly Scotland’s premier panto dame."

Liam Rudden Evening news

 

"Aunty May leads the company brilliantly. His cheeky warmth, and ability to ad-lib and entertain, is the biggest single factor in the show's success."

Broadway world

 

​"Stewart, a genuine light entertainment specialist, is at the centre of it all as the Fairy God Mother..."
Robert Dawson Scott, The Times

"..the star that brings tears of helpless laughter to young and old alike, and eager queues to the box office ..cue Allan Stewart"
Mary Brennan, Herald

Wimbledon Theatre "Jack and the Beanstock"
"The real star of the proceedings is Allan Stewart as a kenspeckle and exceptionally likeable Scottish dame. In a more just universe, Stewart would be a major star."
Charles Spencer the Daily Telegraph

Kings Theatre "Mother Goose"
"40 years from now grannies in Edinburgh will be shaking their heads and saying how they remember the great days of real panto at the Kings, the days when they had Allan Stewart and Andy Gray."
Joyce McMillan The Scotsman

THE PRODUCERS

 

The Glasgow Herald November 8, 2007

"The real show-stopper of the night was local boy Allan Stewart's bring-the-house down performance in Spring Time For Hitler. A perfectly rousing complement to his camp coquetry as show director Roger De Bris.

JOLSON

 

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
"His performance alone warrants this production having life after its present tour finishes and he must surely be nominated for an award as he gives one of the best performances I have seen in a theatre for a long-time. Even a five star rating does not do justice to this brilliant show"
Sheila Connor, britishtheatreguide.info

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Amazing energy of man playing Jolson
"But the star of the show and driving force is Allan Stewart, in the sort of performance which made you wish you could have there to see Jolson in his heyday. But perhaps we'd have been disappointed. Could he really have been as good as Mr. Stewart? I doubt it."
Margaret Burgess, Surrey Advertiser

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
"Scottish singer and comedian turned actor, Allan Stewart, is staging the performance of his life as the legendary entertainer Al Jolson."
Northern Echo

Stoke 0n Trent
"But it was Allan Stewart's renditions of no less than 17 Jolson classics that brought the house down. I suspect many audience members would have happily paid the ticket price to simply hear him sing for two hours."
The Sentinel

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
"Stewart is the personification of Jolson, having his mannerisms down to a tee. He encourages the audience to participate, even leaving the stage for a sing-a-long. But it's the other side of the character, the dramatic interpretations of what went wrong in his personal life, that are most enjoyable."
Victoria Watson, Evening Chronicle

CANNED LAUGHTER

 

"As a device, it highlights Gray and Stewart’s electric on-stage rapport as it flashes back to the days after Alec and Gus unceremoniously dropped Rory. Gray’s trademark lugubriousness and ability to flirt with an audience glistens, while Stewart slips effortlessly between impressions."

The Stage 

STONES IN HIS POCKETS

 

Evening News October 2005

"...Indeed he [Andy Gray] is a suitable foil for accomplished impersonator Stewart, who brings a more precise sense of craft and observation to his own creations. And at their peak are a sheer delight to watch..."