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Whodunit? Nobody knows! Christie’s Mousetrap returns to Edinburgh

To mark its 60th anniversary, the world’s longest-running stage play The Mousetrap is on tour. With a vibrant cast and an incredibly sturdy and realistic set, this show certainly has the quality of a well-run play, but shows no signs of being outdated. It is no mystery that Agatha Christie is a national treasure and this […]

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Nordic Modernist Design

In the aftermath of the Second World War came the Nordic Modernist Movement, a movement which strived for affordable, practical and beautiful homeware and jewellery which can still be seen to affect our own contemporary designs. The current Nordic Design exhibition in The National Museum of Scotland shows a small but exemplary collection of just […]

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Can I Start Again Please?

Content warning: Sexual Abuse   “He who is silent is assumed to consent” Can I start again please? is 55 minutes of intensive education on the limitation of language and interpretation, as well as the ways in which we processes trauma. In this show the audience witnesses the equal balance, and equal struggle, of spoken […]

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Richard Alston

Having been introduced to dancing at the age of 17 through reeling at school, Richard Alston has become a rather prestigious artist in the world of dance. Combining his years of experience and international dance traditions – ranging from English Baroque to Indian influences – Alston has created a hypnotic show which grips the viewer […]

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Culture Theatre

I Am Thomas

Image courtesy of Manuel Harlan. I Am Thomas The Lyceum Until 9th April At the ever impressive Lyceum Theatre, this month’s must see show is I Am Thomas. Based on the original short story by James Robertson about the life and death of the last man in Britain to be executed for blasphemy, Thomas Aikenhead, […]

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Julius Caesar

Image courtesy of St Augustine United Church. Julius Caesar St Augustine United Church Run Ended Although one may be sceptical of a football-based modernisation of a classic Shakespeare play, fear not, for the student-run Aulos Productions team’s execution of a potentially risky concept was pleasantly surprising. With the football concept being more of a back […]

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Culture Theatre

Footloose

Image courtesy of Matt Martin. Footloose The Festival Theatre Run Ended Based on the true story of Elmore City, Oklahoma (in which there had been a public dancing ban for more than 90 years), and a big-screen hit showcasing the famous rain choreography performed by Francis Bacon, Footloose has now become a West End hit […]

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Culture Literature

Sylvia Plath Poetry Discussion at the Scottish Poetry Library

With a “nothing but the poem” approach – excluding most authorial context and external criticisms from the discussion – the Scottish Poetry Library’s latest subject was the work of Sylvia Plath. While Plath is a poet whose distressing life story is hard to completely ignore when discussing her work, the discussion was mostly focussed on […]