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TV Review: My Brilliant Friend

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After vast international success, the first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan books, ‘My Brilliant Friend’, has finally been adapted for the big screen. Critics have described the raging success of this pseudonymous Italian writer as ‘Ferrante fever’. This literary epidemic has led to great anticipation for this new 8-chapter television series. … Read More

Not Such Quiet Girls: A Contemporary Opera

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Opera North’s Not Such Quiet Girls is a contemporary story of the first world war and a contemporary stance on opera. It completely subverted my expectation of the art form, of the singing in a language I cannot understand on a grand, proscenium arch stage with a huge orchestra. Instead, … Read More

Video Game Review: Red Dead Redemption 2

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Rockstar have once again lived up to their name and truly proven exactly why they are the rockstars of the gaming industry with their latest title ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’. Set 12 years prior to the original Red Dead Redemption and following the story of Arthur Morgan, the game immediately … 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

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

Fallout 76: The Beta Bug That Deletes 50G Of Data

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Bethesda Games Studios’ recent release of the Beta version of the much-anticipated game Fallout 76 has come with a major problem. Players of the Beta encountered a bug that automatically deletes the entire 50GB game. What is Beta Gaming? When a video game company releases a game in its Beta … Read More

TV Review: There She Goes

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BBC’s newest mini comedy-drama is perhaps one of the most refreshing and courageous endeavours to grace our small screen. Whilst it may not harbour heart-stopping suspense or sweeping grand-scale cinematics, There She Goes is an incredibly intimate and honest piece of television that invites us to explore the day-to-day shenanigans … Read More

That’s Showbiz: The Right Here Right Now Show

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The stage lights illuminate to a simplistic bohemian style set, hanging plants from the ceiling, Persian rugs on the floor, a vodka bottle hidden to the hosts left. The Right Here, Right Now Show dazzles out in swirly writing from a backdrop of a brick wall imitation. Beautiful live jazz … Read More

Review. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets.

2 months ago / 0 comments

In the wake of last week’s global scientific conference giving us 12 years before climate change becomes irreversible, a documentary on the effects of the global fashion industry could not seem more poignant. Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets is a harrowing insight into the realities behind something that all … Read More

TV Review: Elite

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Another teen drama on Netflix? Is Elite trying to break the stereotypical ‘trashy’ mould of this genre or is it just another one to add to the pile? Whilst by no means a technical masterpiece, Elite is one of those oddly satisfying, binge-worthy series that teen drama is known for … Read More