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Culture Theatre

Review: Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is an absolute joy to watch. From beginning to end, the sensational retelling is clever, lively, and hilarious. My cheeks ached from constantly smiling and laughing. While still feeling fresh and modern, the musical celebrates Jane Austen in the best way possible.  First of all, the multi-talented cast of five […]

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TV

Bridgerton review: A fun regency period romp

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Just as fun, just as horny and just as dramatic as our much-missed Gossip Girl, Bridgerton is a welcome distraction as we go into a new year in yet another lockdown. With Shonda Rhimes as one of the show’s producers, romance, plot twists, and intriguing gossip was to be expected. The eight episodes […]

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Film Reviews

Emma

Handsome, clever and rich: these are the adjectives used to describe Emma Woodhouse that flash on the screen before the film starts. They appropriately also introduce the characteristics of the film itself. Autumn de Wilde, a director known mostly for creating music videos, gives us a lavish and witty retelling of one of Jane Austen’s […]

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Comedy Fringe

Austentatious

Did you know Jane Austen was the “Keeper of the Bees”, an “avid collector of snow-globes”, and has actually written over nine-hundred and seventy-seven novels? That’s right, our beloved spinster authoress gets revved up a notch in Austentatious, an hour-long improvisational satire that highlights the absurd without losing the essence of Austen’s world. Performed in […]