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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

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

IT’s scariest moment: Pennywise the Clown or pervasive masculinity?

“It’s summer, we’re supposed to be having fun! This isn’t fun, it’s scary and disgusting!” IT, directed by Andy Muschietti, is the latest incarnation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, the first being Tommy Lee Wallace’s 1990 TV mini-series. ‘Pennywise the Dancing Clown’ has since become a cinematic icon, and I predict a distinct rise in …Read More

Review: Article19 Presents: The Tempest

‘A deserted island. A parent and their child scavenge for food. A lonely native slave collects wood for their fire. A mischievous fairy race runs rife. And a shipwrecked group of noblemen soon discover that this island is far less deserted than they thought.  Article19 Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. …Read More

Review: ‘The Crucible’ by Article 19

‘In the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls are caught dancing in the forest. One of the girls falls into a coma-like state and the whole town fear that she has been bewitched. Following questioning by Reverend Hale, an expert in witchcraft, they confess to communing with the devil, and …Read More

Interview with a Film Maker – Myles Wheeler (itsamemyleo)

Myles Wheeler, or, ‘itsamemyleo’ as he may be better known, has been making content on Youtube, including video blogs (vlogs) and short films, for over five years. He speaks to the Arts Team’s Co Head of Film, Ella Wright, about his work, the relationship between Youtube and the creative arts, and Charlie Kaufman. E: Your …Read More

Review: Demi Nandhra’s ‘Life is No Laughing Matter’

  “This show has the potential to make you both laugh out loud and well up” states Battersea Arts Centre, in what I consider a major understatement for Demi Nandhra’s ‘Life is No Laughing Matter’, an autobiographical one-woman show about mental illness. In 75 minutes, Nandhra offers a comedic, impassioned, and at some moments genuinely …Read More