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The Scottish Online Student Drama Festival

Lucy Adkin on how the social side of theatre can be saved. If you live in Edinburgh you probably walk past Bedlam theatre most days. It’s that big church building opposite Greyfriars Bobby, with the posters from last year’s performance of The Importance of Being Earnest still hanging on the metal gates. Without a doubt, […]

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“Well-choreographed and genuinely captivating”: EUTC’s The Importance of Being Earnest review

As one of Oscar Wilde’s most classic comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest is a play that deserves to be done well, and it is safe to say that Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production exceeds expectations. Without exception, each character handles the flowery script well. With so many opportunities to stumble over a mouthful of […]

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Compartmentalisation 101 review

Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production Compartmentalisation 101 covers a lot of thematic ground in an hour and a half. Written by Ally Shilson, its ambition is admirable, although some fine-tuning would bring out its full conceptual potential. The play centres around Cal (Megan Wrigglesworth) and her girlfriend Nat (Khanyiso Mtwana) who take a trip to […]

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“A fresh take on an overlooked gem from the past”: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore review

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore has remained vastly overlooked since its 17th century debut. And ’tis pity indeed: the script is thought-provoking, dramatic and in some ways progressive. Following the doomed love of brother and sister Giovanni and Annabella, the play explores everything from incestuous romance to gender.  It takes a lot to illuminate a […]

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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 […]