Category : Arts

A Christmas Carol at Leeds Playhouse

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Online Arts Editor Hannah Stokes reviews Deborah McAndrew’s theatre adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which is on at Leeds Playhouse until 13th January 2019 Although going to see Deborah McAndrew’s theatre adaptation of A Christmas Carol in November, I was filled with Christmas spirit before the play even began, thanks to the … Read More

All Good Review: LIFF 2018

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When we say ‘I’m fine’, we usually mean the exact opposite, but we say it anyway because we want to protect ourselves from revisiting the pain or from transferring it to another person. The internalisation of emotions and hiding of trauma is the main thesis statement of Eva Trobisch’s film … Read More

Ophelia: Not Another Shakespeare Story

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So the verdicts have started to pour in on the latest instalment in an innumerable line of Shakespearean cinematic adaptations. Claire McCarthy’s British historical romantic drama Ophelia, the damsel in question being depicted by Daisy Ridley, has been slandered by the Guardian as lacking any emotional investment; Variety deems it … Read More

Shut Up, Helen Is A Sincere Look At The Reality Of Mental Health Issues

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At first glance the concept of a musical comedy about mental health seems insensitive. But based on the writer’s own struggles and using original music, the play sheds light on the very topical issue of mental health and raises awareness with care. The concept; a girl named Valerie, portrayed by … Read More

Review: Theatre Group’s Doctor Faustus

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Theatre Group’s production of Doctor Faustus was directed by Olivia Allen and adapted into the modern era from Christopher Marlowe’s 1592 classic. It follows Faustus, an academic who turns to black magic in a thirst for limitless knowledge. Selling his soul to Lucifer in return for these powers, a tale … Read More

In Memoriam: Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer and editor, sadly passed away on the 12th November at the age of 95. An icon of popular culture, he co-created a multitude of popular superhero characters alongside the other two kings of Marvel: Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. His characters have entertained … Read More

Ten Years On: An Ode to Twilight

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With this week marking ten years since Twilight first premiered, Paige Johnston offers her take on the teen-favourite franchise. Ten years have passed since Twilight graced our screens, entered our hearts and created a hoard of vampire and werewolf-loving teenage girls who fawned over Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. They … Read More

Art And Communism

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Communism is the economic and political belief that all property is owned by the community. In reality, this mutates into the notion that everything is therefore owned by the state. Its opposite ideology is known as Capitalism, the system in which factors such as trade and industry are controlled by … Read More

Juliet and Romeo: Is Parting such Sweet Sorrow or an Inevitability?

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Ben Duke’s Juliet and Romeo is a contemporary, theatrical rewriting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Duke rewrites their history so that the ‘star-crossed lovers’ do not, in fact, die in a tragic misunderstanding. Instead, they survive and 20 years on sit in a therapist’s office, confessing their failing relationship which … Read More

Urinetown Review

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With a name like Urinetown the last thing you would expect is subtlety; LUU Music Theatre Society’s production certainly lived up to that expectation. Despite mocking the genre of musical in general, there are few areas of society that escape the play’s scathing satire. Set in a dystopia where an … Read More