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Helen Elston

Helen Elston is The Student’s Literature Editor and was a Comedy Editor for the Fringe Festival Edition 2015

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Literature is Constantly in Conversation with Politics

Literature and politics are often seen to go hand-in-hand. Indeed, as any English Literature student will tell you, the historical and political context is crucial to understanding a text (and…

The Oxford Revue: ‘Issues’

Comedy / Sketch, Assembly George Square, Venue 17, 17:30, August 21-23 and 25-31 The Oxford Revue’s impressive history – entering into its 51st year and spouting the likes of Rowan…

Harriet Kemsley: Puppy Fat

Stand up, Pleasance That, Pleasance Courtyard, Venue 33, 17:45 until the 31st August. Harriet Kemsley is a must-see comedian this year at the Fringe. Her show, Puppy Fat, is full…

Matt Winning Mugabe and ME

Comedy / Solo Show, Opium, Venue 96, 15:45 until 29th August. Winning’s descriptive blurb for his show, ‘idiosyncratic nonsense’ appropriately summarises this new comedian’s performance in Matt Winning: Mugabe and…

Fleabag

What does it mean to be a 21st century, sexually liberated woman? Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag – the unnamed protagonist of her prolonged monologue, Fleabag – might come close to it.…

Dead Simple

Theatre and crime detectives are not an obvious couple. However, director Ian Talbot provided an entertaining night with his production of the Shaun McKenna adaptation of Peter James’ critically acclaimed…

In Real Life

Middle-aged; lacking ambition and direction; verging on the brink of an identity crisis: these are the three aspects Chris Killen portrays in his second novel, In Real Life. His endearing…

In Real Life

Middle-aged; lacking ambition and direction; verging on the brink of an identity crisis: these are the three aspects Chris Killen portrays in his second novel, In Real Life. His endearing…