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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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‘An unabashed, hilarious triumph’ ‒ Cluedoc review

We all know the familiar family board game Cluedo with its main characters Plum, Scarlett, White, Mustard and Peacock. Whodunit and with what weapon we ask ourselves! The fifth-year Medic Musical Cluedoc took this framework to new heights as it moved the action into the operating theatre. The focal victim: Doctor Body.  The story follows […]

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9 to 5: The Musical

Effortlessly beautiful, fabulously inspiring and lively from beginning to the end. 9 to 5: The Musical, written by Patricia Resnick and put on stage by Dolly Parton, is a musical which deserves all the recognition and nobody other than the cast of Edinburgh Footlights could have performed it as entertainingly as they did. The cult […]

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The Sorcerer

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer is something of an underdog. Despite success when it first appeared on the scene, it has been largely overshadowed by the enduring popularity of productions like The Mikado or HMS Pinafore. EUSOG’s decision to stage The Sorcerer is therefore an unusual one, especially as it has not retained a space […]

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EUSC’s Romeo and Juliet

It was a brave decision for the University Shakespeare Company to perform the unabridged version of Romeo and Juliet, and it is commendable that the entire cast were fully committed to bringing Shakespeare’s classic dramatic tragedy in it’s undiluted form, to the stage. It was a well-rehearsed and slick performance. However there were a few […]

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King Lear

Image courtesy of Pleasance Theatre. King Lear Pleasance Theatre Run Ended Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s (EUSC) introduction to this play could not be a more appropriate expression of the mood of their production: “When stripped of its grandeur and tradition, King Lear is far from an inaccessible 400 year-old text, but rather a thorough investigation […]

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EUSOG displays the wealth of student theatrical talent in Edinburgh

One normal night is a perilous trick. Normal is hard to attain. Not least when you live in the middle of Central Park in a family of a slightly more sadistic persuasion than your average American household. Pugsley likes to be tortured by Wednesday. Morticia’s housework comprises of pulling the heads off flowers and ensuring […]

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EUSOG gets set to take Pleasance by storm

Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group (EUSOG) returns to the Pleasance Theatre stage this week with The Addams Family. The first of three productions planned for this academic year, the show promises an evening of great entertainment. Featuring Charles Addams’ original characters, this musical adaptation sees Wednesday Addams grown up and tackling the problems that come […]