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Culture Literature

The Lonely City

Recent years have seen the release of a great deal of memoirs, biographies, and “creative non-fiction”. Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City manages to submerge itself within several of these categories while remaining uniquely outside of any particular one of them. It is a book which blends both Laing’s own experiences with loneliness and those of […]

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Theatre

Running Wild

With the acclaim of War Horse, a high bar has been set for puppetry on the theatrical stage. King’s Theatre’s production of Running Wild, also based on a story by celebrated children’s author, Michael Morpurgo, manages to put on a show that is awe-inspiring in its own right.     Running Wild tells the story […]

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Theatre

Kitchen Sink

Anxiety, depression, and self-doubt have long appeared in modern drama. Kitchen Sink, a new play by Sophie Sood, continues this tradition, but does so in a way which manages to avoid many of the usual thematic tropes.   The play traces the trials and tribulations of a group of friends who all live in a […]

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Culture Theatre

Pelléas et Mélisande

The Scottish Opera’s new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is an atmospheric, engaging work which stays true to the spirit of its material and allows the design, the performances – and most importantly – the music, to speak for themselves. A romance set to the glorious creations of Debussy, this opera is more emotion-centric than […]