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The Lady Vanishes

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic story comes alive on stage in The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s adaptation of The Lady Vanishes. This story follows newly engaged Iris Henderson as she travels home to England by train for her wedding. Iris (Lorna Fitzgerald) is soon wrapped up with a bizarre assortment of passengers, ranging from nuns t0 Nazis. […]

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Culture Theatre

Dracula

The characters on stage may have been dead, but the King’s Theatre was alive as audience members laughed and jumped out of their seats. Directed by Eduard Lewis and adapted for the stage by Jenny King, Dracula captures all of the elements that have made Bram Stoker’s chilling tale a timeless classic. Expect wooden stakes. […]

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Culture Theatre

Arctic Oil

Clare Duffy explores the icy relationship between a mother and daughter in her new production Arctic Oil. Locked together in a bathroom, a climate change denying mother and activist daughter are forced to confront daunting divides over family and the environment. The bathroom, often a catalyst for female conversational bonding, is the perfect setting to […]

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Theatre

Cinderella

This December the Traverse Theatre is home to Shona Reppe’s brilliant interpretation of the classic Grimm fairy tale Cinderella. It seems that the story has been adapted in every way imaginable, from Disney animation to Broadway musicals to cheesy Hilary Duff teen dramas. Cinderella has become a cliche of the fairy tale genre, but Reppe […]

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Culture Theatre

The Arabian Nights

There are one thousand and one ways to reinvent the classic Arabian Nights, and Suhayla El-Bushra has dreamt up a tale perfect for all ages. Despite a worrisome start, this production is a must see this holiday season. Arabian Nights follows the tale of a Scheherazade, small girl who uses her imagination to save her […]

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Austerity benefits and sanctions: a panel on being disabled in 2017

The Disability Awareness panel event was held on 6 November in the Teviot Dining Room as part of Disability History Month. Aiming to raise awareness of the challenges that those with disabilities face, the event was held in collaboration between the University’s Student Disability Service and the Social Policy Society. In addition to addressing social […]

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Culture Literature

Radical Book Fair Overview

The Edinburgh Independent & Radical Book Fair was established in 1996 by Wole Soyinka in conjunction with Word Power Books. In this, its twenty-first year, it returns to Edinburgh from the 16th to the 19th of November.   The event is being run by Lighthouse, Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop, which prides itself on fostering “a true […]

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Art Culture

And Per Se And: Part XVI

And per se and is a series of exhibitions at the Ingleby Gallery in which two artists are paired together to showcase three pieces of art. The rolling sequence of exhibitions is set to last twelve months and is currently in its 16th installation. The Ingleby Gallery, located on the east side of Calton Hill, […]