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Review: Red Ellen

Bettrys Jones’ fiery portrayal of Ellen Wilkinson in Red Ellen, at the Lyceum this May, presents both the achievements and the failures of the remarkable Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s. Red Ellen manages to perfectly balance its portrayal of Ellen’s political passion and commitment without shying away from her failures and messy personal life.  Ellen […]

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Interview with Melanie Jordan on A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

Melanie Jordan—acclaimed performer, director, and theatre maker—met with The Student through Zoom to discuss the relevancy of reviving A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego, digitally, feminist theatre, and comedy. She also has some great insights on getting into the theatre world and shining in your art form. A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego by Jordan […]

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Review: A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jordan and Skinner’s A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego has the same relevancy today as it did when it first premiered in 2019. Under the direction of Caitlin Skinner, the show’s self-awareness of its digitality creates an engaging performance that serves as a strange but welcome substitute to live theatre—also largely thanks to […]