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If it’s a Scottish play, why is it in German? Dimitra Mina reviews...

I ought to preface this review with the statement “I do not speak any German”. Although one of my personal goals for my year abroad is to learn German, at this current junction of the...

The art of wreckage: ‘Hope and Renewal’ on Cathedral Green

Just over six months since a fire destroyed the Royal Clarence Hotel - England’s oldest hotel - a temporary art sculpture on the theme of ‘Hope and Renewal’ has appeared on Cathedral Green as...

The post-degree reading slump: fact or fiction?

When I asked to write this article, I described my idea as ‘a piece about transitioning back to reading for pleasure now my degree is over’, but I’m going to be honest with you....

Review: Tell Me Anything @ The Bike Shed Theatre

When he was 15, David Ralfe loved a girl called Kate. Well, to be precise, he “loved her he loved her he loved her” (exclamation mark, exclamation mark, exclamation mark.) Enough to save her...

‘A delicate line between heaven and earth’: Misao Fujimura and mental health

For those unaware, it was recently 2017’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14). Mental health, of course, is not just an issue for one week of the year – but what Awareness Week does...

Review: Madam Butterfly

Have you ever dreamed of immersing yourself in the world of traditional Japan? Although set closer to our modern age at the start of the twentieth century, the Welsh National Opera’s Madam Butterfly (also known...

The pen is mightier than the screen?

Sometimes technology doesn’t always win. It was recently reported that ebook sales in Britain are dropping at an alarming rate, with the sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth during the previous year,...

Review: Northanger Abbey

The curtain, well it never rose on Northanger Abbey. The stage was already visible as you sat down, beautifully set with bluey-lilac screens and ornate chandeliers, it was a quintessentially Austen drawing room. As for...

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong

There is a saying throughout the theatrical world, immortalised in song by Queen, “The Show Must Go On". Never is this truer than when the hapless thespians of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt...

Shotgun Theatre’s crowdfunder success

Shotgun Theatre, the University of Exeter’s musical theatre group, raised a total of £2,000 in just four days after the crowdfunder to get their production of Godspell to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe launched on...

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