John and May were sixth-form lovers who haven’t seen each other in five years. One evening, the end of the world is announced. In a moment of lonely panic, May calls John. Can she come over? Five weeks later, the world is still standing but the pair are trapped in John’s studio apartment. The stage, […]
We are in the early 90s, in a living room simplistically furnished with an old-fashioned desk and typewriter, a small liquor cabinet and a crumpled sofa. With us is Woody Allen in beige corduroy trousers and thick-rimmed glasses. As he speaks an idea for a new film into his recorder, we are immediately transported into […]
There is not a single moment in the musical that does not bring joy.
Negotiating prejudices, the meaning of acceptance and masculinity, and how to find one’s place and passion in the world, the musical entertains with cheeky jokes, heartfelt confessions, and powerful cast numbers.
Blueballs is a multi-layered, gripping, and intelligent play that is a convincing feminist rendition of the tale Bluebeard for our times.
This week, the university is facing industrial action for the third time this academic year over the same issues; pension cuts of 35%, unfair working conditions, and unequal pay. As this comes towards the end of the semester with deadlines drawing close, both students and staff have expressed irritation. Fourth-year students in particular, currently working […]
Have you ever thought of Shakespeare as a funny, timeless, and relatable playwright? If not, the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will undoubtedly change your mind. Right from the first scene, it is clear that this production is not periodic. The actors wear shirts and blazers; one holds a cigarette, giving the […]
As the audience settles into the old-fashioned wooden benches of the Rose Theatre, a loudspeaker announcement warns of the “slightly ridiculous number of weddings” that the audience is about to experience. The Wedding Singer is a musical produced by The Edinburgh University Footlights based on the 1998 romantic comedy that premiered on Broadway in 2006. […]