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Culture Theatre

Bennett’s History Boys repeats itself

The King’s Theatre’s production of The History Boys is full of quotes. The staff and student body of Bennett’s Sheffield high school reel off vast swathes of the English canon in Kate Saxon’s production at the King’s Theatre. But so too is Bennett’s dialogue; it has become quotable, as the audience on Tuesday night’s production […]

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Art Culture

Satirical cartoons and the power of visual art

Cartoonists have long been ‘The Artists’ irreverent younger siblings. They’re the sisters who refuse to hold their tongues at a family gathering, piss off an aunt or two, and then call granny up on her casual racism. They’re the little brothers who arrive home late, stoned, and accompanied by a police officer. Despite being visual […]

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Culture ROYGBIV

ROYGBIV: The Death of the Annotator

Maybe it’s only because I’m still feeling the effects of Halloween (I feel deathly, and I’ve got a ghostly shimmer to my skin which just won’t rub off despite copious facewipes) that I’m bringing this up, but this week saw the depressing confirmation of a literary death. Perhaps it’s due to the rise of the […]

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Culture Theatre

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

There is no director; there are no rehearsals. The actor’s only instruction is to open the envelope and read the script ‘in a loud voice’. What follows breaks every convention of theatricality.

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Art Culture

The pivotal moment for Scotland’s art scene

A closer look at the broader cultural implications of Scotland’s big decision.