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Culture Film

The Tragedy of Macbeth: Shakespeare done right

Shakespeare adaptations are hard to pull off. The early attempts by Laurence Olivier are very close to theatre – with traditional costume, adherence to the original text, and dramatic acting. In a phrase: theatre on film. Other adaptations try to re-invent the plays, in an effort to make them more ‘relevant’ to present-day audiences. The […]

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Culture Theatre

‘The Great Gatsby’ Review

A definitively original interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, by The Wardrobe Ensemble is an evocative and surprising piece of work in the form of a two-woman show that perfectly emulates the relationship between a classic age-old story and a Covid-era performance. Though there were parts that were perhaps confusing to […]

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Voices

“Despite the effect it has on my life, I am not defined by my illness”

I have still not fully come to terms with the fact that I have a disability. At 17 years of age, I did not think I would find myself at my weakest and most vulnerable state, especially since I was and am still yet to live my life to the fullest. But be that as […]

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Fringe Theatre

The Fishermen

Emerging from a brief hiatus, the literary canon has benefited from an extraordinary output by African authors, notably seen in the likes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaa Gyasi, and, most significantly for this particular production, Chigozie Obioma. The works are nuanced, as distinct and richly patterned as the continent, but together generate a powerful cachet […]

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Theatre

Trainspotting

After the 20th anniversary of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting and the release of the sequel T2 last year, Festival Theatre welcomes the touring stage production of Irvin Walsh’s infamous novel about a group of heroin addicts in 1980s Britain. Set in Edinburgh, director Gareth Nicholls recreates the original cult movie censoring none of its vulgarity as he follows […]