Abigail Ferstman enjoys some summer theatre in the Quad at UCLU Drama Society’s production of ‘Arcadia’.
The Drama Society’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia transforms the UCL Quad into a idyllic English garden and follows two intertwining storylines, as a pair of contemporary academics work to uncover the story of the estate’s earlier residents.
The Quad is a perfect setting for Arcadia; the outdoor space creates a real sense of immersion in the play. As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, music floats lightly through the air and the audience …
Shafeeq Shajahan takes a look at UCLU Drama Society’s term three offering, ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’.
Bold visuals and vibrant characters defined UCLU Drama Society’s riveting production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Garage Theatre Workshop. Set in modern Mississippi, directors Charlie Weedon and Tirion Jenkins successfully revamped Tennessee William’s captivating play into theatre that was impactful and relevant, reminding audiences of the falseness and superficiality of societal norms and obligations.
The play tells the story of Maggie and her husband Brick as they struggle to find …
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Lara Gregorians is hoping for some laughs as she checks out UCLU Comedy Club’s Edinburgh Fringe Preview.
I think it would be safe to say that a Comedy show is one of the hardest shows an amateur group could try and put on. It takes a lot of guts on behalf of the actors and comedians, and the success or failure of the performance is heavily dependant on the audience. The big question is, will they get the laughs? This question hung over UCLU Comedy Club’s Edinburgh Fringe Preview, …
Thomas Chesover reviews UCLU Jazz Society’s ‘slick masterpiece’, Funked Up!
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Hannah Gillett spends the evening at UCLU Dance society’s latest show, Empire and comes out smiling.
If the social media hype was anything to go by, Empire – UCLU Dance Society’s 2013 Bloomsbury offering – was set to be an unforgettable show; from the offset, I was not disappointed. A thrillingly atmospheric opening short film from Rajee Sukumaran set the bar high, instilling a sense of tension and suspense depicting perfectly the setting of a futuristic London under oppressive totalitarian rule. This enormously effective and highly professional sequence transitioned …
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As I take my seat to enjoy Musical Theatre Society’s latest offering, A Chorus Line, I begin to feel a little uncomfortable. On the stage, the vast majority of the cast are waiting nervously for some sort of cue to dance: many are stretching, some are going over dance routines whilst others are chatting animatedly to each other. Suddenly, a booming voice shouts from the back of the auditorium, ‘Again! Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch, touch!’ The dancers jump into action, all desperate to impress, each one …
Hannah Prime explores the iconic work of photographers Willian Klein and Daido Moriyama
Holly Parmley interviews a young artist studying in UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art
Sophia Wynter explores the changing iconography of death through the visual arts
Aimee Honran reviews the latest exhibition at Somerset House, Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour