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The Juke Box Musical Experience in Slovakia

I have recently written to the Student about my negative experience seeing the juke-box musical The Bodyguard at the Edinburgh Playhouse. To summarise my negative experience, the musical was amazing, but the rowdy audience members sitting next to me were problematic — singing, talking, eating loudly, and using their phone flashlights during the performance. I […]

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Review: Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire

The Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire is a magnificent, heart-wrenching depiction of loss and abuse. The dancers are charismatic forces of nature on the stage of the Festival Theatre, pouring their hearts and souls into portraying the complicated and tragic lives of their characters. This mesmerising production will leave you melancholy, yet A Streetcar […]

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Review: The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is nothing short of extraordinary. A study of humanity, the play begs questions of the possibilities of redemption and the capacity of the human spirit for resilience. At points humorous, and at other points devastatingly tragic, the production is undoubtedly a modern-day masterpiece.  Based on the novella by Stephen King and the […]

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Review: The Multiverse is Gay

From 11th – 15th April, The Multiverse is Gay will be transporting the Lyceum through a wild, cosmic, and touchingly hilarious wormhole of multiverse shenanigans and surprisingly stunning escapism. This brand new play by Lewis Hetherington is a showcase of bright new talent from every team involved, and was a joyously wacky experience with a […]

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Disruptive Behaviour at the Edinburgh Playhouse

On a Wednesday night, I was persuaded and dragged by my younger sister to check out the UK production of The Bodyguard, a jukebox musical (a musical comprising of already-existing songs, usually from a well-known artist) at the Edinburgh Playhouse. After we entered the foyer, I noticed a sign on the door asking the audience […]

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Review: The Tempest

If comedy is what you’re looking for, a slice of light relief from deadline season, then this interpretation will be for you. However, if you are looking for a polished version of Shakespeare’s classic text, then it is perhaps not. This play of bucket hats, pool inflatables and flip flops could undeniably have done with […]

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Review: H.M.S. Pinafore

 HMS Pinafore is a classic Gilbert and Sullivan ‘comic opera’ about the crew and residents of the titular ship. This includes Ralph Rackstraw, a humble sailor in love with Josephine, the daughter of the ship’s Captain. The plot is kicked into gear by the arrival of the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter […]

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Review: Castle Lennox

Castle Lennox, written by Linda McLean, composed by Michael John McCarthy, and directed by Maria Oller, is a singular and surprising musical. The audience is introduced to Annis (Emma McCaffrey), a charismatic young autistic woman, and her selfish, neglectful step-mother, Fletcher Mathers, in 1969 just before Annis is taken to Castle Lennox, Scotland’s largest institution […]