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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: 100 Seconds to Midnight Review

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, […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Fringe 2022: What The Heart Wants Review

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 […]

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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Company Review

There is not a single moment in the musical that does not bring joy.

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Fringe Theatre Variety

Fringe 2022: Kinky Boots Review

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.

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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Blueballs Review

Blueballs is a multi-layered, gripping, and intelligent play that is a convincing feminist rendition of the tale Bluebeard for our times.

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News

Students, Staff, and Strikes: What do people think?

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 […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Edinburgh University ShakeSoc’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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 […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Edinburgh Footlight’s The Wedding Singer

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. […]