HOLLY PHILIPPS rocks out to Hair, UCLU Musical Theatre Society’s Bloomsbury Theatre production,which is showing until Saturday evening.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
Photography by Tirion Jenkins
The next performances of Hair, on Friday 7th March and Saturday 8th March, are set to be even bigger than the first.
Tickets can be brought here, or from Bloomsbury Theatre itself.
Before going to the opening show of Hair last night, I was told that it was no ordinary musical. From the production in the Bloomsbury Theatre last night, this most certainly seems to be the case.
The musical follows …
MIMI LAUDNER discusses how well UCLU Drama Society portrays such “a hypnotic array of emotion” in their latest production, Blood Wedding.
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars)
Chilling music, ominous lighting and a woman slowly preparing oranges – the audience can guess that her moody slicing has more meaning than just the culinary. UCLU Drama Society’s ‘Blood Wedding’ launched us straight into a grief so consuming that the very existence of knives (domestic or not) served as a reminder of the morbid. The play doesn’t get much happier than that.
Despite the minimalist set, …
GRACE NALTY introduces us to the art world’s enduring odd couple
Gilbert and George are probably two of the most interesting 70 year olds you could hope to meet. Nearly seven years ago, they held the biggest ever retrospective at the Tate Modern, and they are still creating work today. Whilst studying at Central Saint Martin’s art school in London, where they first met, they embarked on one of the most unusual artistic careers, claiming to be “living sculptures.” Even to this day they refuse to disassociate themselves from their art.
JORDAN ANDREWS examines Art Council England’s latest arts and culture projects
In today’s current economic climate, almost everyone has an opinion on the ways in which government money is spent on the arts. Whether we are condemning the cuts to arts facilities or praising the protection of more practical services, we all have a comment to make.
The creative industries affect us in a number of ways, but who is it that distributes the government’s funding in order to develop our artistic and cultural experiences? The answer is Arts Council England (ACE). …
FIONN HARGREAVES looks back at Cabaret, the last Musical Theatre production to take place in the Garage theatre.
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars)
UCLU Musical Theatre Society has bravely taken on the Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret, a musical centred on the fall of the Weimar Republic. Framed by the Master of Ceremonies of the Kit Kat Club, Cabaret follows Clifford Bradshaw, an American writer in a crumbling Berlin, and the Club’s headline act, Sally Bowles as they embark on a whirlwind romance. The pair is initially oblivious to the realities of Germany, …
JORDAN ANDREWS reviews the Musical Theatre volunteering project’s production of High School Musical
MIRREN GIDDA reviews Sam Mendes’ production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy
MIRREN GIDDA reviews The Duck House, a farcical play based on the MPs expenses scandal
Rajiv Naresh reviews Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead, a cumbersome play with moments of clarity by Tom Stoppard, showing at the Bloomsbury Theatre from 20-22 February.
Rating: ★★★★ (4/5 stars)
Edited by Jordan Andrews
A tragicomedy in three acts, this postmodern play follows the misfortunate musings of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Taken from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, these two minor characters were assigned by Claudius to murder the young Hamlet. In Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead, our expectations are inverted: the assassins are pushed into the foreground; Hamlet’s trajectory is pushed to the periphery of the stage and literally takes place beyond …
THOM CRITCHLEY gives Lou Stein’s theatrical adaptation of the cult classic five stars