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Producing a laugh-out-loud break from life

The premise is simple: find a show you know will flop and you can make more money than you would with a hit. When Bialystock and Bloom stumble across Springtime for Hitler it becomes clear they’ve found exactly the show to orchestrate the perfect, money-making flop. Or have they? Mel Brooks’ musical, The Producers, is […]

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Slab Boys entertain from start to finish

One of Scotland’s finest, and most loved, works of 20th century theatre, The Slab Boys, returned to Edinburgh last week to delight old and new fans alike. The pairing of writer and designer, John Byrne, and trusted director, David Hayman, proved to be something almost magical as the show succeeded in every effort to please […]

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Get to know: Traverse Theatre

Scotland’s New Writing Theatre has a wild and wonderful history. This week, the Student is giving you our top seven interesting facts about one of Edinburgh’s best-loved theatres. 1)           The building we think of as Traverse Theatre is actually the theatre’s third home. Its first was an old brothel on the Royal Mile that was […]

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ROYGBIV: Fourth Year Lamentations

I’m going to push the boat out a little, say something dramatic and controversial and hope that you’ll stick with me and keep reading. Bear with me here, I know you’ll likely have heard, or felt, differently but I’m here to claim that fourth year isn’t that bad. Sure the end is nigh, but really […]

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ROYGBIV: Christmas Leftovers

Everyone has them. Don’t try to deny it. They’re cluttering up our bedrooms, making the path to the wardrobe more dangerous, and making it next to impossible to sneak into bed for a late afternoon nap without extensive planning. You realise that by now, nearing the end of January, this shouldn’t be a problem. We’re […]

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A grand revival of Flanders and Swann

Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins may not have written their own material, but that certainly didn’t stop them owning the stage on Friday night. In their Flanders and Swann tribute night, the duo sang, played and genuinely entertained the audience from beginning to end. FitzHigham’s singing and self-deprecating stand-up combined with Atkins piano playing was […]

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Flanders and Swann

Everyone has a first memory. For comedian, Tim FitzHigham that memory is Flanders and Swann. In an interview with The Student, he explained his love for the musical comedy duo, his desire to recreate their work, and why it’s the perfect show to calm our essay nerves and cure November stresses.

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Womens’ work at the Lyceum Theatre

Sue Glover’s Bondagers, tells the story of young women in the 19th century, tied to the land by male farmers. It speaks of the oppression of the bondage system, and the wish for freedom and for a better life, but more so, it speaks to the part of us all that wants to belong. Glover’s play has a rich community feeling and it is this, which draws the emotional response from the audience.