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Review: Theatre Paradok’s Hangmen

Theatre Paradok’s Hangmen, written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Helen Wieland, begins in 1963 with the hanging of Hennessy who insists on his innocence until he dies, and ends in 1965 with an amusing, drunken, and ultimately murderous, pub lock-in. The horrific implications of criminality and wrongful execution at the core of the plot […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: Posh

Posh offers an enticing invitation into a world of extravagance, destruction, and loathsome entitlement. Prepare to enter a dining room of ten arrogant young men with a gross overabundance of alcohol, cash, and self-importance. The production welcomes its audience to witness the despicable misbehaviour of the Riot Club, an exclusive Oxford society. Theatre Paradok’s Posh […]

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“Dirtily delighting and delightfully dirty” ‒ EAST review

“Get thee to a nunnery — in other words, piss off!” It’s no secret that Shakespeare gets smutty. Pleasant fountains, thinking about nothing, and Cs, Us, ‘nd Ts — the Bard clearly had something on the mind. Nor it is an unknown that Cockney slang has more than a pinch of poetry to it — […]

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Alternative theatre done right ‒ Deficit review

“If you don’t like me at my worst… then we have something in common” Theatre Paradok’s production of Deficit, directed by Maddie Flint and a part of this year’s Edinburgh Alternative Theatre Festival, comes at cataclysmic odds with the usually substandard expectations which arise at the mention of devised student theatre.  Upon entering unusual venue […]

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Music

Wee Red Record Fair offers a fresh approach to music consumption

Last weekend, the Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) held a record fair, an opportunity for some of Edinburgh’s independent labels, sellers and DJs to come together to showcase their latest releases. Delving through huge physical volumes of music may not be everyone’s idea of fun, and of course, relatively few people […]

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Music New Sounds

Beatroots: fresh sounds and a good cause at the Wee Red

“We cordially invite you to a night of sweet vibrations from distant nations; we’ll play tunes that may cause hip gyrations, emotional elations and perhaps physical relations.” Beatroots will be pioneered at the Wee Red Bar next Friday, 9 February. A night dedicated to everything roots, from dub and dancehall to reggae, it’s the perfect wind-down […]