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Introducing: Margaret Atwood

It is a rare and wonderful thing to find a writer who is as dazzling in person as she is in print. Canadian novelist, poet, inventor, environmental activist and general badass Margaret Atwood is one such writer. If you have yet to read anything by her (boy, are you in for a treat), drop everything […]

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Culture Theatre

The Duke

What do an unfinished film script, a broken Royal Worcester porcelain figure of the Duke of Wellington on horseback and the refugee crisis have in common? Shôn Dale-Jones weaves all three together in his charmingly funny, earnest and poignant one-man show, The Duke. This play is full of heart. Dale-Jones personally greets all audience members […]

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Culture Theatre

Winter Solstice

After much anticipation, David Tushingham’s translation of Ronald Schimmelpfenning’s Winter Solstice, presented by the Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre, has premiered in Scotland. This play is storytelling, stripped bare. The set consists of four tables, strewn with the sort of paraphernalia you might find in a messy office (plastic bottles, stationary, empty sweet […]

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Culture Theatre

Three Sisters

Bleak, existential, and as dry as the wintry air outside, Adrian Osmond’s adaption of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, performed by the learning disabled based Lung Ha Theatre Company, is as heart-warming as it is compelling. The bittersweet tone is set early. An inspired collaboration with the Folk Music department of the Sibelius Academy of the University […]