Online Editor, Ellie Cook, analyses the data in the wake of the Spanish general elections, and how Spain’s resistance to far-right parties may be over.
International Women’s Day was certainly not overlooked in the Spanish capital when the 8th March rolled around. Over 350,000 people surged to be part of the ‘marea morada’, or the ‘purple wave’, as it crashed through the streets of Madrid, snaking from Atocha all the way to Plaza de España. I was one of them. […]
The Glitter Room. Katherine Ryan’s tour certainly was aptly named. Striding onstage, shoes clicking to the rhythm of Barns Courtney’s Glitter and Gold, Ryan’s feverishly gold sequin dress flicked the spotlights back into the vast audience of Plymouth Pavilions. Against the twinkling dots of light fixed into the dark stage background, Ryan’s bold Canadian accent […]
Hairspray has always been a musical drenched in intentional theatrics and profound socio-political meaning. It exhibits, underneath the glitter and vivid polyester suit-jackets, what it means to be anything but part of the white demographic splattered over The Corny Collins Show. Tracy’s idealism and naïveté are shown to be childishly innocent- the other characters repeatedly attempt to […]
Jon Richardson started his October 6th show at Plymouth Pavilions with the removal of his cardigan- which, if you are an 8 Out of 10 Cats fan, you will know is a wool-blend physical embodiment of his comedic style. When he took off one cardigan to reveal another god-awful second cardigan underneath, I realized that […]
Walking into the production, we were advised this show was unfinished and a work in progress. Only forty minutes long, it was not the carbon copy of what will be lauded at this year’s Fringe. It was an intimate setting, nestled in the arms of a plush library, instantly tinted with greater reality and authenticity, […]