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‘Heart-warming’: EZRA review

The EUTC’s production of EZRA, written and directed by Stella Green, is a heart-warming portrayal of the trials and tribulations of secular Jews living in Britain. The play follows Mother Ellen (Florence Elliot), her two children Noya (Hannah Churchill) and Ezra (Levi Mattey), in their plight to successfully conduct their Passover dinner. However, the play […]

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Looking back at a semester of Theatre

Quality theatre is never hard to find in Edinburgh. Whilst excellent professional productions frequently grace Edinburgh’s many charming stages, our editorial endeavour over the past months has been to nudge our section spotlight to highlight Edinburgh’s vivacious student theatre scene. The process has been a delight; this semester has hosted an eclectic variety of plays […]

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‘Delicately balanced humour and solemnity’ ‒ Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

The EUTC bring the sixteenth century to life with ardor on the stage at Bedlam in their production of Liz Lochhead’s Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off. Fiercely energetic and impressively immersive, this play retrieves the story of Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin, Elizabeth I, illuminating one of the most […]

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“It’s unrealistic to be miserable all the time” ‒ In conversation with the writer and directors of Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot is an EUTC student comedy written by Amy Yeo. This naturalistic play focuses on a group of freshly graduated students, reuniting for their annual Burns’ Night supper to catch up, share stories and enjoy each others company. The Student sat down with writer Amy Yeo, director Ben Fleming and assistant […]

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‘Profound and realistic’ ‒ Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot review

“This is the dystopian future they were telling us about.” The EUTC’s production Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot by Amy Yeo is a profound and realistic portrayal of modern-day friendships and romance. The play follows a group of friends reuniting for their annual Burn’s Night supper in a night of secrets, rumours and revelations.  The […]

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‘Unique and painfully relevant’ ‒ Blink review

“The first thing I want to tell you is this… Love is whatever you feel it to be.” The EUTC’s production of ‘Blink’ by Phil Porter is a darkly funny and uniquely perceptive exploration of love and loneliness in the digital age. The play follows Joanna (Hannah Churchill) and Sophie (Lizzie Lewis), two young women living […]

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‘Terrific’ ‒ The History Boys review

The History Boys follows a group of bright state school pupils in the 1980s as they navigate the usual hazards of sex, friendship and self-discovery, all whilst working towards getting into Oxford and Cambridge.’  The first striking thing about EUTC’s production of Axlan Bennett’s classic is the casting. The titular ‘boys’ are portrayed by both […]

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In conversation with Taliah Horner, writer and director of Stained

Taliah Horner, a familiar face from the Bedlam stage, debuts her new absurdist comedy about the perils of capitalism and oppression this week. It does not sound like the cheeriest of subject matters but Horner was clear on her decision to make it a comedy. “Comedy allows you to tackle a lot more, it’s not as […]