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Culture Theatre

Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls is an unexpectedly moving and poignant musical, and a necessary heart warmer to the bitter weather and political climate. Glasgow Girls follows the true story of six teenage girls, Roza (Sophia Lewis), Agnessa (Chiara Sparkles), Ewelina (Stephanie McGregor), Amal (Aryana Ramakhalawon), Jennifer (Shannon Swan), and Emma (Kara Swinney) growing up together in Glasgow, living […]

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Culture Theatre

Twelfth Night

An exciting seventies reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies, with a relevant and discerning take on his gender politics. The Royal Lyceum and Bristol Old Vic’s co-production brings a fun and fresh energy to Twelfth Night. With lavish costumes, easy comedy and even the occasional musical number, this play is really made to […]

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Culture Theatre

Birdsong

Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation brings to the Kings Theatre Sebastian Faulks’ classic tale of love and life in the trenches in an encapsulating performance that is a visual feast for the eyes. The production was outstanding. We are greeted with a striking backlit silhouette of the trenches, the lighting of which changes in colour to evoke […]

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Art Culture

Interview with artist and filmmaker Lisa Gornick

Lisa Gornick is a British artist, actress, writer and director. She works with a multitude of platforms, including TV, film, drawing and performance. To coincide with the launch of her third film, The Book of Gabrielle, her live drawing show will be coming to Edinburgh this month. Entitled What the Fuck is Lesbian Film?, the […]

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Culture Literature

Forever Words

Forever Words is a beautiful and loving tribute to the late Johnny Cash. It uncovers the reality behind the familiar and famous image of the ‘Man in Black’, revealing the funny wholly human man behind the persona.  If anyone is timeless it is Johnny Cash – over ten years after his death and 2,000 published songs […]

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Culture Literature

White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society

White Privilege for Dummies would perhaps have been a more appropriate title for Kalwant Bhopal’s study on white privilege. More fitting, at least, than The Myth of a Post-Racial Society, which makes it sound as though Bhopal’s work enlists a cutting edge and insightful angle on the issues of white privilege in the UK and […]

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Culture Theatre

The Little Mermaid

Northern Ballet have a very rich tapestry of performances to their name. With a reputation for adapting recognisable and beloved literature into stunning ballet performances, they often reimagine stories for the first time. Their repertoire includes works such as Jane Eyre (2017), 1984 (2016) and The Great Gatsby (2013). This modern and subversive approach to […]

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Culture Theatre

How to Act

How to Act is staged and performed as if you are attending a masterclass in acting; from the lead actor greeting you personally when you arrive, to his apologies when emotions tighten onstage, you are left unsure if you have come to the right show or not. The way that it blends this with the […]