Theatre

Cinderella

Matthew Bourne’s choreography tends to concern itself with characterisation and theatre more than with intricate dances. As such, it took some time before Cinderella showed the full extent of his talent as a director. His mastery of stage craft,...

Macbeth

Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group (EGTG) presents a modern telling of Macbeth at the Assembly Roxy. William Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy is one that should terrify the audience and leave them rapt, and so it is unfortunate that one would find...

Birdsong

Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation brings to the Kings Theatre Sebastian Faulks’ classic tale of love and life in the trenches in an encapsulating performance that is a visual feast for the eyes. The production was outstanding. We are greeted with a...

Gut

Can we trust a kind stranger? Who can we really leave our children with? In a world in which our children’s safety is of paramount importance, this is a tense play portraying the paranoid spiral of a mother who loses trust in those caring for her...

The Duke

What do an unfinished film script, a broken Royal Worcester porcelain figure of the Duke of Wellington on horseback and the refugee crisis have in common? Shôn Dale-Jones weaves all three together in his charmingly funny, earnest and poignant...

The Sorcerer

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer is something of an underdog. Despite success when it first appeared on the scene, it has been largely overshadowed by the enduring popularity of productions like The Mikado or HMS Pinafore. EUSOG’s decision to...

Hairspray

Hairspray’s popularity seemed to peak in 2007 following the release of a film adaptation which boasted a star-studded cast including John Travolta and Queen Latifah. The same year, the musical began its life on the West End, but since the end of...

The Student Newspaper 2016