Sister Act: A would-have-been masterpiece

An invitation to watch what would have been the final dress rehearsal of LSESU Drama Society’s production of Sister Act was extended to all creative societies at LSE, many of whom could not hold their final shows due to the…

The Haystack: “We can’t find the needles, unless we collect the whole haystack.”

Written by: Amber Iglesia and Zehra Jafree Al Blyth’s debut play The Haystack at the Hampstead Theatre centres on two laddish workers at GCHQ. They are charged with the task of gathering intelligence of a leak which enables Guardian writer…

Private Lives: An iced cocktail of a play that goes down a treat

Private Lives, Noël Coward’s delightfully outrageous comedy, was first performed in the year succeeding the Wall Street Crash when the majority of the Western world was plunged into economic depression. The play has been charming audiences since, with Coward’s trademark…

The Welkin – 12 angry women ★★★★

Some argue that current culture is plagued with a lack of originality: the reproduction of eighties fashion; the deluge of cinematic remakes, sequels, and biopics; as well as repetitive pop music. Therefore, when something truly original comes along, it deserves…

Al Blyth: career advice, digital surveillance, and his experience as a playwright

The Haystack — a new play by LSE alumni Al Blyth, opening at Hampstead Theatre on 31 January, directed by Roxanna Sillbert.  Outraged by the revelations from the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013 and the mass harvesting of data for…

January 2020 – Starting the year with a bang!

The best of January films, tv shows, theatre productions, albums, and books to suit all tastes FILM  To start the decade off with a bang, we have a couple of highly-anticipated war films. The first is tipped to be a…

Cyrano de Bergerac – slam poetry meets the 15th century ★★★★★

Despite having to tread the paths of several previous adaptations of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd’s interpretation is exemplary. We witnessed Lloyd’s stellar talent earlier this year with Betrayal, starring Tom Hiddleston; he now takes on a new challenge with…

Best musical of the decade: Hamilton

I originally was going to talk about the best and worst play of the decade. I wanted to rave about something artistically mind-blowing, like Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It’s a great show. If you haven’t yet,…

Enron: Applaud for Fraud

Dinosaurs, scandal and the stock market: what more could you want? The LSE Drama Society opens the year in style. An energy company as the subject matter shouldn’t scare anyone off. It’s deeply, darkly funny and most importantly, accessible.  The…

Ghost Stories – A Halloween Treat ★★★★★

To demonstrate the brilliance of this show: after I saw it, I couldn’t sleep until 3 am. When I felt a draught in the middle of the night, I made the perfectly logical leap that it was a melancholy spirit…