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Gilbert & Sullivan society’s The Mikado: A review

This production of Mikado is a fiercely funny, satirical and self-aware operetta which mocks high society at almost all levels. The glee that it produces is enrapturing and the performance cannot help but compel all of the audience to love it as much as the cast clearly do. It is directed by Emma Barker, produced by Owen Barrie and...

Rocky Horror: A review

“It’s astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes its toll…” By the time these familiar lyrics are sensuously uttered almost 30 minutes into the film, the audience has already been thoroughly seduced by the infectiously energetic cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Playing to a sold-out crowd at the Byre Theatre, this is Rocky at its most ambitious. Upon entering,...

‘Skelling’ author David Almond visits St Andrews

I read Skellig when I was in junior school myself. I remember being entranced with the concept, where the main character nurses a strange half-angel half-owl creature he finds in the garage. The only interesting thing I’ve ever found in my garage is a tin of beans with an expiry date from before I was born. The detail in...

Debate: Are cookery books literature?

The broad topic of this debate embodies the age-old question of what constitutes literature? As a society, why do we view the complete works of William Shakespeare as literature but not my weekly shopping list? In an attempt to answer this, most people point towards author’s intended meaning. When I wrote out my shopping list, it wasn’t intended to...

Killing Eve: A must-watch

Killing Eve has swept like a tornado across the television landscape on both sides of the Atlantic in recent weeks. Having seen the sensation caused by this show I decided to give it a whirl myself. First, a little background to the show. Killing Eve is a British drama based on the novella series by Luke Jennings called Codename Villanelle....

Doctor Who regenerated after Rosa Parks episode

After an episode on Rosa Parks, Doctor Who now feels truly regenerated. At age 55 and with more quality TV to compete with than ever, Doctor Who has once more transformed itself. With a completely new creative team and cast, this is the biggest change for the show since 2005 when Christopher Eccleston appeared out of nowhere, grabbed Billie Piper’s...

It’s time to prepare your winter wardrobe

Now that Halloween is officially over, Christmas has started to come out of the woodwork. Along with Christmas music starting to be played, the air has started to develop a chill to it, which leads students to begin pulling out their winter coats from the back of their wardrobes. As autumn ends and winter begins, our wardrobes tend to...

A look back at October at the cinema

Ahh, autumn – where the colder nights and the array of festival-acclaimed titles finally making their way to cinemas give you the perfect excuse to spend your evenings at the cinema. This year has proved no exception, with the unquestionable event movie of the season being A STAR IS BORN, a film that has been spawning endless memes and...

Helping the environment by changing your diet

For all you film students out there, the movie Cowspiracy is looming over your horizon, if it has not already. As a brief summary, this film follows an environmental activist’s journey to expose a conspiracy about animal agriculture and its effects on the environment. The activist points directly to environmental NGOs such as Greenpeace, Oceana and many others that...

The Just So Society returns with Sweet Charity

The Just So Society returns to the Byre Theatre with a major musical production: Broadway classic Sweet Charity. In her interview for The Saint, director Hanna Lawson revealed the most eye-catching aspects of the show and why you should not miss it next week. Hanna Lawson: Sweet Charity follows our main character Charity through her misdeeds and misadventures in the...