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“A romcom that has cynicism, suspense, and depth”: EUSC’s As You Like It review

Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s As You like It with realism and humour – just as we like it, indeed. Banished from court by the authoritarian Duke Frederick (Peter Morrison), the characters flee to a forest where they pursue love, marriage and joy. It sounds simple, but thankfully, director Michael Zwiauer ensures the […]

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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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In conversation with the the production team of EZRA

The Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s production of Ezra tells the story of three secular Jews clumsily doing Passover dinner. It is humorous to start, but as the play proceeds dark truths are revealed. The play debuted in November 2019 and returned to the stage for Bedfest 2020.  The Student sat down with writer and director, […]

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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 […]