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Auburn: The Musical

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  By Daniel Cayford LSE, it appears we have creativity! It is with great relief and reassurance to see that we have peers who can think outside of the box, as well as outside of the books. From a twinkling idea, to concentrated exchanges of musical passion in a bedroom, to a public stage in the big wide world (Logan Hall, Central London), Alex Leung and Laine Caruzca have created…

Review: The Scottsboro Boys

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By Gabrielle Beran The Scottsboro Boys is no happy tale, forget the glitter and fluff of other West End favourites Wicked or Matilda, this musical has guts and packs a real punch. The musical is based on the devastatingly true story of nine African-American teens obviously wrongly imprisoned in depression-soaked Alabama. Setting off on a train through the deep South in search of work, the boys are falsely accused of…

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre

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Alecky Blythe’s new production is verbatim theatre in its purest form. Playing real characters at the heart of the London Riots in 2011, actors relay ‘verbatim’ the language, accents, stutters, and timing of recordings that Blythe collected on the streets and in meetings that year. This play sits somewhere between journalism and theatre, dropping the audience directly into the heart of the riots. As a concept it works well, the…

Corriolanus – Review

Corriolanus – Review

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BY EMMA FORTH Booking tickets to see Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse was almost as stressful as last minute exam revision. Within 28 minutes of the box office opening the entire run had sold out in a frenzied fight over limited seats. Somewhere in amongst frantic refreshing I managed to secure what felt like a golden ticket, and had I not been on the ball I certainly wouldn’t have been…

HENRY V – Review

HENRY V – Review

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BY CHARLOTTE JUCKES Starring Hollywood A-Lister Jude Law as the king himself, Henry V is a spectacular finale toaward-winning British director Michael Grandage’s 15 month season at the Noel Coward theatre. Throughout the star-studded season 100,000 tickets have been made available for just £10, attracting a whole new audience of first-time theatregoers, and giving students the chance to see actors such as Judi Dench and Daniel Radcliffe at a price…

A Beckett Trilogy

A Beckett Trilogy

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BY JEFF MO Three plays, one woman, one hour – so went the triple bill of Samuel Beckett’s later plays Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby, performed by Irishwoman Lisa Dwan first at the Royal Court Theatre before transferring to the Duchess Theatre in the West End. Challenging works for the performer and the audience both, all three pieces are darkly tragic in nature, featuring troubled female protagonists whose lives seem to…

HENRY V

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BY CHARLOTTE JUCKES Starring Hollywood A-Lister Jude Law as the king himself, Henry V is a spectacular finale to award-winning British director Michael Grandage’s 15 month season at the Noel Coward theatre. Throughout the star-studded season 100,000 tickets have been made available for just £10, attracting a whole new audience of first-time theatregoers, and giving students the chance to see actors such as Judi Dench and Daniel Radcliffe at a…

Sarah Kane’s Blasted: A Retrospect

Sarah Kane’s Blasted: A Retrospect

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Nineteen years on, Sarah’s Kane era-defining play feels as urgent as ever. BY JOSH JINRUANG It is tempting, if not downright instinctive, to talk about a cultural object mainly in terms of the surrounded spectacle which it spawned. Like many historical figures whose real, concrete existence have become inseparably shrouded in oftentimes politicised myths, a piece of text can easily sink under the weight of responses it generated: its content…

Blasted Director: Interview with Katherine Everitt

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BY JOSH JINRUANG PartB sits down with LSE Graduate student Katerine Everitt, the director behind the upcoming production of Sarah Kane’s seminal play Blasted by LSE SU Drama Society and Everitt Productions. Her previous show at the School, The Vagina Monologues was performed here two years ago with much critical acclaim. What in particular brought your attention to the play? To be completely honest with you, I was sitting at…

Sleeping Beauty – Review

Sleeping Beauty – Review

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BY EMMA FORTH Sleeping Beauty offers a hysterical trip to the magical land of Waa, in Jez Bond and Mark Cameron’s new imagining of the classic fairytale of a princess. Beginning in Finsbury Park, the audience is introduced to an old lady and her adorable dog (Hazel, Park Theatre’s resident canine) waiting for the bus, who recounts the story of the Princess of Pilipot and a handsome young king from…