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Review: Summer and Smoke @ Exeter Phoenix

Dicebox are back, and they’re bringing Tennessee Williams to the Exeter Phoenix. Following her directorial debut with the company, in their first production, Plucked...

Review: ‘Asockalypse Now’ @ M and D Room

I’ll admit, having not seen a university comedy performance before, I entered the M&D room with trepidation. Thankfully, after the first handful of sketches,...

Christmas Conundrums

Nip into town on a cold Christmas Eve, Trying to find a present for Steve, And Mum, and Dad, and grandparents too. I’ve left it so late,...

In the Eyes of Scrooge

Christmas. It seems miles away. Halloween hasn’t even passed us yet though shops flaunt Christmas decorations proudly. “Seasonal specials” crowd the menus of all...

The Christmas Monster

November the 30th, the new clone awakes The old one is butchered and served up as steaks To the new one who chews them with shiny...

‘Twelfth Night’ Review at Hole in the Wall

The hilarious and surprisingly talented cast of Shakesoc succeeded in bringing to life all the celebrated aspects of Shakespeare’s 'Twelfth Night', adding humorous details...

Banksy: Temporary by Design

  W henever Banksy paints another wall or holds another exhibition, his work soon finds its way to the foreground of current events. From depicting Queen...

In Praise Of…

It's been so long, my love, but I haven't yet found a perfume that reminds me of you.   I've felt you on my fingertips, inhaled you after midnight welcomed...

What Are the Objectives of Art?

“The arts are merely a decoration imposed on the top of human life, they do not express it.” Art is the vessel of permanence...

Does the Writing of Shakespeare Shape Society?

“If Shakespeare had never existed,” he asked, “would the world have differed so much from what it is today? Does the progress of civilisation...