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No more excuses – how to enjoy London on the cheap

Theatre The National Theatre’s Entry Pass grants concession tickets for less than £10 for people under 26. The free Young Barbican membership can also get you theatre tickets for just £5, £10 or £15. between £5 to £15 The app…

The Making of “Sauvage”

Last month, writer-director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s feature debut Sauvage was released in cinemas. I had the fortune of meeting him and his lead actor Félix Maritaud – recipient of the Rising Star Award at Cannes 2018 – to discuss the technical…

Goodbye to The Beaver

The Beaver is my home. It is the university family everybody wants. It is the friend everybody deserves. I don’t know better people. Memes aside, the last three years at university have been difficult and emotional. But recently, as I’ve…

More Than Half of Societies Asked Find It Difficult to Work With The Students’ Union

A survey carried out by The Beaver reveals huge discontent with Students’ Union management amongst society heads. Of the fifty-five societies whose leaderships responded to the survey , more than half described working with the SU as “moderately difficult” or…

“The Golden Glove” – a slimy slap in the face

The feeling of drowning in pig shit whilst simultaneously being set on fire is a sensation known to few. But those who braved the entire 110-minute runtime of Der Goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove) understand this feeling. Such a disgusting…

The Oscars of the LSE SU

LSE’s students are looking forward to the glitziest night in the SU calendar: the Students’ Union Election Results Night. But the event has not avoided controversy. The SU has planned a shake-up to the traditional plans in an attempt to…

“Light of My Life” – Affleck makes the familiar feel exciting

Light of My Life confidently conjures the common dystopian traits of emotional interdependence and high-stakes responsibility to make Casey Affleck’s second directing stint a success. Whilst the film fails to touch the soul like some of the genre’s strongest films,…

“Sweeney Todd”: Applaud for Drama Society’s Final Bow

The end-of-year musical is the flagship event in the Drama Society’s calendar. In collaboration with the Music Society, master’s student Layla Madanat directs the viciously dark comedy-drama Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Musical theatre is a treat…

The Cast of “Sweeney Todd” on dream roles and theatre at LSE and beyond

As the opening night for LSESU Drama Society’s Sweeney Todd approaches, I had the lovely opportunity to join some of the major talent behind the production to talk about dream roles, film adaptations, and theatre at LSE and beyond. I…

“Sauvage”: The Humanity of Urban Animals

With his charismatic and resilient performance, Félix Mauritaud proves to be perfect casting in this documentary-style study of gay prostitution in France. Director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s carefully created film channels an abundance of heart and harsh reality. The attempts to achieve…