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Sunday, December 8, 2019

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: A Review

We have reached peak James Corden saturation point. I am very tired of watching that man gleefully coordinate carpool karaoke with all the artistic...

Fleabag in the West End

Fleabag has achieved the pinnacle of what a TV show can be. Not only is it adorned with praise from the public and critics...

Do It Yourself: Independent Theatre in St Andrews

For those keen to tread the boards in St Andrews, the most obvious wellspring of theatrical potential in town is the university’s Mermaids Performing...

A Guide to Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe

While everyone else flees abroad, some of us find ourselves stuck in Scotland over the summer. Perhaps we have a job here or perhaps...

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Review

Whilst some things are “certainly a flop” Mermaids 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' was not one of them. As someone who has been at...

Mark Drama: A Review

It is very rare that a critic is short or even lost for words. Typically, there are faults and flaws to dissect and assess,...

Byre Theatre: A summer season worth sticking around for

Despite the fact that this academic year’s theatre season is drawing to a close, it is clear from the Byre’s May-to-September catalogue that theatre...

Review: The Crucible

If I were a director (which I most certainly am not), The Crucible would strike me as an especially daunting task, not just for...

On The Rocks Review: Bharathanatyam

In the closing days of the On The Rocks festival Bharathanatyam showcased classical Indian dance, brought to the Barron stage by students Sanjana Ramaswamy...

On the Rocks Review: Twelfth Night

Revising Shakespeare for the sake of accessibility is a fraught task to say the least – so lovingly crafted is the Bard’s language, so...