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A socially distanced trip to the theatre

Recent weeks have seen a number of English theatres beginning to reopen their doors for the first time since March. So, what might we see on a trip to the theatre in this new ‘Covid-safe’, socially distant world? Firstly, and probably unsurprisingly, you’ll be queuing to get in. Theatre bars will probably not be open, […]

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In conversation with the cast and crew of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

The Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s upcoming production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore aims to update a shocking seventeenth-century play for modern audiences. It is a tragedy concerning the siblings and incestuous lovers Giovanni and Annabella. In the week leading up to the first performance, The Student spoke with director Jane Prinsley and lead performer […]

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“This production has heart”: Mosquitoes review

Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production of Mosquitoes tells a story of family contrasts, both socially and geographically. Written by Edinburgh University graduate Lucy Kirkwood (Skins, Chimerica), Mosquitoes unites a number of hefty themes into an accessible and engaging two-and-a-half-hours of theatre. The plot revolves around two siblings. Alice (Megan Burns) is a high-flying scientist working […]