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Culture Theatre

The Woman in Black – Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐ A West-End classic with a beloved, gripping story, The Woman in Black is a fitting show to return to after 18 months out of the theatre. Adapted from the Susan Hill novel by Stephen Mallatratt, the play is something of a constant in the theatre world. Not only has it been running […]

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Cult Column Film

Cult Column- Dancer in the Dark

Cw: sexual assault I saw Dancer in the Dark for the first – and only – time last year. In writing this, I thought about watching it again, but I eventually chose not to. Firstly, because I could remember it so entirely, secondly, because I couldn’t bring myself to go through the harrowing process all […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the week: ‘There were real officers in the streets’ by Deborah Landau

It is rare, at least for me, to read a poem that really alters your frame of mind, but this is one of them. Deborah Landau’s ‘There were real officers in the streets’ throws you into a hazy, chaotic summer, where the sound of laughter mingles with radio broadcasts describing our political and ecological disarray. This […]

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Culture Theatre

“Wondrous, ethereal atmosphere”: The Journey review

For many, myself included, the idea of livestreaming a theatre performance to your living room is slightly underwhelming. It can seem like an ersatz substitute for the real deal, a temporary remedy, when what we really crave is the communal experience of sitting in a crowded auditorium. The brilliance of the Traverse Theatre’s new virtual […]

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Culture Theatre

Climate Change on the stage: Community theatre at work

The shadow of the climate crisis looms large over every facet of our modern lives. As something that impacts and informs all areas of life, the arts are no exception, with genres such as ‘ecopoetry’ and ‘cli-fi’ (climate fiction) emerging as artists try to grapple with our warming world. While ecological discourse centres on geopolitics […]