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Culture Theatre

Stepping Out

A clash of personalities, Richard Harris’s Stepping Out is a comedy that isn’t afraid to treat its characters seriously. The characters are both well written and also brilliantly realised. Each lady and Geoffrey – the cast constituting only a single male role in a total of eight onstage characters – has an impressively consistent repertoire […]

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TV

The Big Painting Challenge

Whilst at least it bucks the trend in needlessly patriotic titling, it’s still not hard to see that The Big Painting Challenge is another entry in the ever lengthening line of televised competitions aspiring to be the next Great British Bake Off. Una Stubbs and Richard Bacon fill the Mel and Sue presenter roles and […]

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Film

Arthur and George

Some might see this ITV adaptation, starring Martin Clunes, of Julian Barne’s novel about Arthur Conan Doyle’s efforts to clear George Edalji’s name, as an attempt to cash in on Sherlock Holmes’s popularity. Viewers will likely be drawn to to the show by Arthur (Clunes), but it is the reverend’s son George (Arsher Ali) who […]

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Culture Theatre

The Real Inspector Hound

Illustration courtesy of Zoe Jorro. If you enjoy perplexing Russian doll scenarios, The Real Inspector Hound might be just the play for you. If you really enjoy them, go see the play as a reviewer. The Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production follows theatre critics Moon and Birdfoot as they attend a performance of a whodunnit […]