Lucy Evans, Online Features Editor, reviews the new feminist musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Review: West Side Story
Review: West Side Story Maddie Luke praises Spielberg’s ambitious remake of the beloved classic for its impressive performances and emphasis it places on authenticity. Somethin’s comin’ and it’s certainly somethin’ good… Steven Spielberg’s particular, regenerative envisioning of West Side Story is a perfect way of bringing a classic film to a modern audience. Perhaps most […]
Hamilton at Home
Music Editor Bridie Adams reviews the hit musical, Hamilton, and the experience of viewing it from the comfort of your own home.
Review: Spotlights’ ‘Expressing Yourself’
Anna Romanovska, Print Lifestyle Editor, reviews Spotlights Show Choir’s newest show, ‘Expressing Yourself’.
Dead Dog in a Suitcase Review
Kneehigh’s Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs), five stars.
A musical tribute
Any humanities student will be familiar with the term that there’s ‘no such thing’ as originality in any form, whether it be novels, theoretical criticism, or in this case, musical theatre. Particularly in screen-based portrayals of musicals; 2017’s La La Land features a shot-for-shot recreation of a photo shoot from 1957’s Funny Face, parodies of […]
Review: Footlights’ ‘Oklahoma’
This year’s Footlights Northcott offering is a production of the one and only Oklahoma. With music and libretto by the ineffable Rodgers and Hammerstein, for years the show has been a complete critical and commercial success. Footlights’ offering is certainly a success, even if it is so with some hesitation. The tale is old as […]
Crazy New Boyfriend
“Hello, nice to meet you, you broke my heart.” This was the crooning of Skylar Austin, newcomer to the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, in his very first number on the show ‘Hello, nice to meet you’. Whilst it’s certainly the actor’s first number, strangely enough, this character has appeared on the show since its release in […]
Review: Footlights’ My Fair Lady
After almost 60 years, ‘My Fair Lady’ returned to Exeter this term as Footlights took over the Lemon Grove for four nights. As always, the production saw some of Exeter’s most talented musicians, actors, singers, dancers, and creatives join together to create a marvellous spectacle of musical theatre. My Fair Lady tells the story of […]
Review: Cold War
Pawel Pawlikowski, Oscar-winning director of Ida, brings us another stunner: Cold War, a beautiful and bittersweet romance set against the backdrop of Cold War-wracked Europe after World War II. Musician Wiktor (Tomasz Kat) and singer Zula (Joanna Kulig) fall destructively in love whilst under Soviet rule and attempt to leave for Paris, both making a […]