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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…