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Interview: Edinburgh University Footlights Show Choir

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March The Edinburgh Footlights is a student-run musical theatre company founded in 1989. Its Showchoir is a performance group founded in 2011, which performs several events within and outside the University, beyond genre boundaries, shows, or periods.  The Student sat down with assistant musical director Emily Paterson, […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: Inventing Anna

Inventing Anna, loosely based on the true story of Anna Delvey, is a Netflix series created and written by big names like Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Unfortunately, it manages to make an intriguing mastermind con-artist bland and facile, despite trying hard to do the opposite. New York journalist Vivian Kent (Anna Chlumsky) desperately tries to […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Welcome To The Carbaret!

Edinburgh Footlights’ Welcome To The Cabaret! by its Showchoir is a welcome, blissful two-hour escape from the realities of life. Energetic numbers are astutely intertwined with evocative character developments under the creative direction of Amy Stinton. We get snippets of the characters’ lives as they deal with their overbearing producer (Ruby Loftus). The clever use of characters […]

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Culture Theatre

Interview with Melanie Jordan on A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

Melanie Jordan—acclaimed performer, director, and theatre maker—met with The Student through Zoom to discuss the relevancy of reviving A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego, digitally, feminist theatre, and comedy. She also has some great insights on getting into the theatre world and shining in your art form. A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego by Jordan […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jordan and Skinner’s A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego has the same relevancy today as it did when it first premiered in 2019. Under the direction of Caitlin Skinner, the show’s self-awareness of its digitality creates an engaging performance that serves as a strange but welcome substitute to live theatre—also largely thanks to […]

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TV

Blue Period Review

High-schooler Yatora Yaguchi (Hiromu Mineta) looks like a delinquent but works hard to achieve good grades so he can enter a good university, find a good job, and break off his family’s financial shackles. His life is dull and predictable—until he stumbles upon his senior’s artwork. Guided by teachers and fellow art club members, such […]

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Art Culture

Addressing the Legacy of Slavery and Empire at National Trust of Scotland

As the largest conservation charity in Scotland, with around 130 properties under their management, the National Trust Scotland (NTS) has both the resources and responsibility to educate the public about their properties’ colonial past. So how do they plan to do this? On October 14th, 2021, The National Trust of Scotland (NTS) held a lecture […]

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TV

Squid Game: Review

It’s 2021—that quirky fix of Menippean horror-thriller is long overdue. Thankfully, the wait is over. Squid Game, directed and written by Hwang Dong-Hyuk, crafts its characters artfully, slaughters them surgically, dunks you in despair, and makes you marinate in fear. Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) is our goofy, Shaftesburian protagonist with a gambling addiction, a broken family, […]