Sam Rippon on Drama Society and dramatic life choices

Third-year Politics and History student Sam Rippon is well-known in LSE creative circles for his pivotal role in LSESU Drama Society of which he’s been President for the last two years. As his time at LSE draws to a close,…

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…

The Last Dam Word #2: February ’20

“Rupert Everett was the first guest to ever say shag on the show – I know scandalising Radio 4 listeners!” – Molly Horner on her exploration of the Desert Island Discs Archive. For February we rave about Parasite, dive back…

March 2020 – films, TV shows, plays, albums, and books to look forward to

After a culturally poor February, you will be glad to hear that there is much more to look forward to in March! Films Continuing with the theme of horror films from February: personally I am extremely excited for the release…

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…

What’s coming up: February 2020 in film, in print, on TV, and on stage

Films Perhaps the most anticipated film in February is Birds of Prey, the Suicide Squad spin-off, which says a lot about the quality and quantity of choice this month. Starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, the film follows her metamorphosis…

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…

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,…