James Hanton

James is an assistant editor for the TV & Radio section of The Student. He also a writer for the film section, winning the Best Article award in December 2016 for his feature on Universal Monsters, and has contributed to music too. James also works with Fresh Air Radio, Edinburgh’s student radio station, and is a contributor to Starburst Magazine UK (the longest running magazine of cult entertainment). He has been writing for the paper since January 2015.

The Dolls of New Albion

The idea of The Dolls of New Albion is intriguing long before the lights dim and the play begins. Whispers of ‘steampunk’ among the waiting audience as if it were some mysterious voodoo force. As...

Interview: Bat-El Papura

Bat-El Papura has brought her solo show I am Bat-El to the Edinburgh Fringe, following huge success in her home country of Israel. The show is a piece of autobiographical theatre telling the stories...

I am Bat-El

For those who wander from the Royal Mile to Edinburgh’s New Town, past the crumbling St James’ Shopping Centre and in the direction of Leith, the Fringe can start to feel a bit far away. There...

Interview: The Morton Players

The Morton Players return to the Fringe with their adaption of Evan Placey’s Girls Like That, a play looking at the dangers of cyber bullying and how a group of girls ostracise one of their...

Interview: Katie Pesskin

NewsRevue are back at the Fringe for a 38th consecutive year. The Student caught up with its director Katie Pesskin, who is returning to direct the show at the Fringe for a second year running....