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Seasons of Love a GMTG Showcase – Review

Upon entering the intimate Dance Studio, the décor immediately set the scene for the show. With fairy lights surrounding the stage and the cast sitting behind the audience, there was a real sense of unity in the room. This was perhaps aided by the fact that the cast and audience were very small (18 cast …Read More


Hedonism by Footnotes Comedy Society – Review

Hedonism, written by student George Bandy, centres around one night at a house party. “When Hannah’s parents go away for the weekend, she knows it is finally her chance to throw her first party; unfortunately, she has no idea how to throw one, and so just invites everybody she knows, as well as the most …Read More


Real Magic at the MAC – Review

Real Magic by Forced Entertainment at MAC, 23rd November 2017, 8pm. What appears to be a low-brow piece of postmodernism is actually rich in high-brow political and cultural issues. The six members of Forced Entertainment have put on acclaimed work for over thirty years. As contemporary companies go, they stand out for their experimentation with …Read More


Road by 3BUGS – Theatre Review

As soon as I stepped into the Amos Room for 3BUG’s production of Jim Cartwright’s ‘Road’, I knew I was in for a treat. The audience were fully immersed in the production from the word go, with a live band playing 80’s hits whilst the actors danced in character. We weren’t in the Guild, we …Read More


The Venetian Twins by Article 19 – Theatre Review

The Venetian Twins is a 1747 play by Carlo Goldoni. Twins is a farce, performed in traditional commedia dell’arte. It’s based around long-lost identical twins falling in and out of favour with the same two women. The eponymous Venetian Twins Zanetto and Tonino are unlike each other in every way, except for the fact they …Read More


American Idiot by GMTG – Review

Green Day’s American Idiot by Guild Musical Theatre Group (GMTG), Debating Hall, Guild of Students, Saturday 25th November 2017. The powerful voices and commanding presence of every performer stands out in this punk rock musical Despite being a Drama & Theatre student myself and having appeared in one production, this was the first piece of …Read More


Rabbit – Theatre Review

Directed by second year Drama and English student, Alex Bell and produced by Drama student Lara Sprosen, Rabbit focuses on a group of five people in their late twenties, all celebrating their friend Bella’s birthday. Bella, a ‘control freak’ has kept each of her friends separate from one another, and as the play unfolds we …Read More


Twelfth Night at the RSC – Review

Twelfth Night by the Royal Shakespeare Company; 15th November 2017; Stratford-upon-Avon. RSC’s production of Shakespeare’s 17th century comedy serves to impress visually with its opulent scenography along with an experienced cast who engage their audience with ease. Even before the start of an RSC performance, one cannot help but admire the architecture around them, from …Read More


Acosta Danza at the Hippodrome – Review

  Famed for his leading roles in the Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta has now created his own Cuban fusion dance company Acosta Danza and I was lucky enough to attend the first night at the Hippodrome Theatre. El Cruce Sobre el Niágara (The crossing over Niagara) This male duet was inspired by a Peruvian play …Read More


Time Critical – Theatre Review

A show with a simple idea: it’s been 26 years since the start of Stan’s Café, so how do we celebrate? The answer is a chess battle between one performer, compressing the last 26 years of world history into 26 minutes vs. 26 minutes of Stan’s Cafe’s personal history. Stan’s Café is a theatre company …Read More