Tag : Mark McDougall

Evita Shines at Leeds Grand Theatre

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With the election on everybody’s mind, Evita was the perfect musical to be performed at Leeds Grand Theatre  – unless Corbyn the Musical decides to tour anytime soon. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s politically charged musical takes an autobiographical look of the first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. Narrated … Read More

Review: La Cage Aux Folles – Leeds Grand Theatre

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Glitter, glam and drag. These three ingredients blended well with the grandeur of Leeds Grand Theatre as the new production of La Cage Aux Folles stormed into the city. With John Partridge returning in a distinctly different role as ‘Billy Flynn’ from last autumns tour Chicago, the evening was met … Read More

Silver Eye by Goldfrapp

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It’s been four long years since the last efforts of electronic duo Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. After a swift change of direction into a world of strings and orchestra sound found on 2013’s Tales of Us, the duo has returned to synth heaven- formally known as Silver Eye -and, … Read More

LGBTQ Style

2 years ago / 0 comments

It doesn’t matter who you love or what you identify as – style is a universal language. Have a look at just a handful of style icons inspired and representing the LGBTQ community. Lady Gaga There could not be a style icon list without Lady Gaga making it on there! She … Read More

#LeadLUU: Meet the candidates vying to be the next Editor-in-Chief of The Gryphon

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Why do you want to be Editor-in-Chief? On a personal level, I’ve enjoyed working for The Gryphon over the past year and writing for it the year before that. I think working with The Gryphon is one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had at university. I know the number … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Community, community, community!

2 years ago / 0 comments

Mark is running to be Gryphon Editor, here are his views on (you guessed it) community! There’s a lot going on in Leeds and we’re incredibly lucky as students to be able to have so much to engage with with. However, this can sometimes be overlooked in the bubbles of … Read More

NYD at Canal Mills w/ Floating Points and The Black Madonna

2 years ago / 0 comments

Canal Mills welcomed in New Year’s Day with a variety of new and returning DJs to the venue. From early tastes of disco through to intense deep house, the night had a mixed but overall fun atmosphere. Arriving at half 9 to the venue was surreal. With no body searches … Read More

‘In the face of blatant misogyny’: Why Madonna is still relevant today

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Last week, Madonna accepted the Billboard award for ‘Woman of the Year’.  Upon acceptance, Madonna gave a speech addressing issues such as ageism, sexism and misogyny and how she has been subject to such issues throughout her career. As someone who proudly supports Madonna and has done so for more … Read More

Review: Chicago @ The Grand – dazzling dance moves

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“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery” – Chicago stopped by at Leeds Grand Theatre to dazzle audiences with a heavy presence of impressive choreography from the iconic Bob Fosse. This jazz infused musical is far different from the 2001 film adaptation and while this left many unsure of the musical … Read More

Woman by Justice

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Hop on board the boogie train because it’s time to experience disco for the new age. French electro–rock duo Justice are back with their latest offering, Woman. With an impressive blend of instrumentals and vocals from a range of genres, Woman takes its listener on a dance inspired journey on … Read More