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52 Souls — Review

Venue: Insanity Point – The White Room (Online) Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 52 Souls is an innovative digital theatre production that explores the human relationship with death and mortality. Using a randomly shuffled pack of cards, Chronic Insanity creates a show which effectively highlights the multifaceted reactions to death as an inevitable element of human experience. The […]

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Rajesh and Naresh — Review

Venue: Summerhall – Online  Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ At times Rajesh and Naresh, a small-budget, big-hearted stage play, threatens to sparkle. However, the 65-minute show is clearly constrained by the screen it appears on; the emotional resonance is somewhat deadened by the fact it’s an online-only show, an inescapable hurdle the producers have only partially navigated. With […]

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Work.txt — Review

Venue: Summerhall online Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Work.txt is an interactive play performed entirely by the audience over a Zoom call, where participants act out parts of the script that are sent to them through the chat function. Everyone is essential in bringing to life this play about (un)essential work and society’s relationship to productivity during these […]

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A Day at the Beach — Review

Venue: Online Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Opening with the eerie first verse of the song aptly named “Get Ready for the Apocalypse” (by Astrometrics), A Day at the Beach is quick to subvert its breezy title. Instead, the fifty-five-minute show litters a robust comedic base with philosophical questions and a meta absurdism, which makes for an entertaining, […]

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This Year in Theatre

Looking back at the new world of Theatre at The Student In the year that theatres around the world closed their doors, the stage has undoubtedly suffered. Luckily, the theatre community is not one that falls silent too easily. Adaptations, recordings, and even radio drama have come through in a massive way to save the […]

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‘The Great Gatsby’ Review

A definitively original interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, by The Wardrobe Ensemble is an evocative and surprising piece of work in the form of a two-woman show that perfectly emulates the relationship between a classic age-old story and a Covid-era performance. Though there were parts that were perhaps confusing to […]

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Can a play succeed without its audience?

It isn’t far-fetched to say that all of us, in one way or another, have been carried through the lockdowns by our favourite forms of art. Whether it has been music, films, or television shows, they have distracted us considerably. And after the initial shock of cancellations and disruptions to live shows in early 2020, […]

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“Astonishing and genuinely funny” – Sharp Teeth Theatre’s Sherlock in Homes review

Sherlock in Homes – Murder on Ice: interactive crime-solving with excellent acting Are you looking for ninety minutes of witty entertainment to overcome the nostalgia for theatre performances? Sherlock in Homes 2 – The Murder on Ice by Sharp Teeth Theatre is here to offer some help with that. This hour-and-a-half show is the second […]