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Sport

Lampard’s liberation of Chelsea FC is a breath of fresh air

Thursday 4th July 2019: Chelsea Football Club’s very own Independence Day. Shackled by a transfer ban and burdened by a disgruntled fan base out of love with Sarri-ball, the powers on the Fulham Road turned to record goal-scorer Frank Lampard, or ‘Super Frankie Lampard’, to give him his full title. There were whispers that this […]

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Fringe

Build a Football Club, IRL! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas) review

This one-off edition to the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is incredibly insightful, even if it does not do exactly what is said in the show’s description. This is an education in the football finances of the biggest clubs in the world rather than a conversation about the PC game Football Manager which many of the […]

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Comedy Fringe

Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto Review

The ‘‘icon of the woke era’’ Titania McGrath takes to the stage for the first time as she presents herself in human form, venturing away from her world-renowned Twitter account.  The character, created by comedian and journalist Andrew Doyle, is played by Alice Marshall, who bears an odd resemblance to the computer-generated face that forms […]

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Fringe Interview

In conversation with Konstantin Kisin

Konstantin Kisin, once himself a student at the University of Edinburgh, sat down for a chat with The Student as he reflected on his debut Fringe show, Orwell That Ends Well, and the implications of the messages he is spreading.  The comedian made national news in December 2018 for refusing to sign a behavioural agreement […]

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Comedy Fringe Spoken Word Theatre

‘Equal measures of fun and profundity’: Superstar review

Nicola Wren displays exactly how to avoid seeking stardom through having a famous family member whilst simultaneously relying on that fact completely. Despite preaching about the importance of forging your own path in life when faced with a famous family member, Nicola Wren cannot but help write a show based entirely on her family. Her whole life […]

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Comedy Fringe News Variety

#HonestAmy

Amy Booth-Steel certainly succeeds in being honest, though she fails to be truly compelling. Her ukulele-fuelled solo performance recollecting the toughest four years of her life is at times touching, moving many audience members to well-up. From being told she had cancer to having panic attacks in Tesco, this narrative fits in well with our […]

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Fringe Theatre

DUCT’s Hamlet review

Packing Shakespeare’s longest play into an hour is an unenviable task. Despite the strong acting performances, what the chief abridgers at Durham University Classical Theatre have ultimately done is ensure a lot of the magic of Hamlet is lost.  Integral scenes such as that at the graveyard – where Hamlet toys with the theme of […]

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Comedy Fringe

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin uses his Fringe debut to give a hilarious, refreshing affirmation of the importance of free speech. The comic stormed to headlines in December 2018 for refusing to sign a behavioural agreement that would not allow him to say offensive material for a show given to students.   After conversations on breakfast television with Piers […]