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Babylon: “A Passion Project”

Angus McGregor shares his thoughts on Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, starring the likes of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie… Few directors are on as hot a streak as Damien Chazelle, with his run of Whiplash, La La Land and First Man earning the 38-year-old great critical acclaim. The youngest winner of the Best Director Oscar, Chazelle’s reputation and success has allowed him to venture out with … Continue reading Babylon: “A Passion Project”

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Viagra Boys: “Shrimp Trawlers Fished Out Of A Dark Louisiana”

Logan Walker shares his experience of seeing The Viagra Boys at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow… WHO: Viagra Boys  WHERE: The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow  WHEN: 21st of January 2023  The Barrowlands is one of Scotland’s most sacred temples of sound, and Swedish post-punk dance cowboys, Viagra Boys – touring in support of their latest release Cave World – came prepared to pay tribute to … Continue reading Viagra Boys: “Shrimp Trawlers Fished Out Of A Dark Louisiana”

M3GAN: “The Latest Four-foot Terror”

Angus McGregor breaks down this Januarys horror cinema blockbuster Joining the likes of Chucky and Annabelle into the horror world of killer dolls comes M3GAN, the latest four-foot terror making waves in the genre. Following a teaser trailer that instantly went viral, hype began to build for Blumhouse’slatest creation, with many looking forward to seeing a highly silly horror film. Surprisingly though, there’s actually a … Continue reading M3GAN: “The Latest Four-foot Terror”

She Said: “A Weird Sense of Intrigue and Frustration”

Brandon Bethune dissects the movie that has the world thinking about the treatment of women, and analyses the impact it has on its viewers… When first watching the trailer for Maria Schrader’s ‘She Said’, I was met with a weird sense of intrigue and frustration. A film retelling the New York Times article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and the dawn of the MeToo … Continue reading She Said: “A Weird Sense of Intrigue and Frustration”

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My Fair Lady Review

Amy Pavri shares her thoughts on the classic musical… ‘My Fair Lady‘ is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated musicals to enter the Playhouse this year, and it is fair to say that it did not disappoint!   Despite the fame surrounding ‘My Fair Lady’, I have not ever seen the classic starring Audrey Hepburn. Therefore, I went into this production with zero expectations or … Continue reading My Fair Lady Review

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The Commitments Musical at Edinburgh Playhouse

Esme Violet Anderson tells us what she thinks of the musical based on Roddy Doyle’s 1987 novel… I have never seen the movie or read the book, so The Commitments Musical intrigued me. I had no idea what to expect. My family and friends told me to expect laughs and amazing musical numbers, and they got that right. There was so much soulful music and … Continue reading The Commitments Musical at Edinburgh Playhouse

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The Snow Queen Scottish Ballet

Esme Violet Anderson shares her thoughts on Scottish Ballet’s ‘The Snow Queen’ at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre… As I sat down and read my programme, I was unsure what to expect from Scottish Ballet’s ‘The Snow Queen’. I have seen many adaptations over the years but have never been sure what to make of the story. I am also a massive fan of the Christmas classic … Continue reading The Snow Queen Scottish Ballet

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Anybody who is anybody SHOULD walk through that door: Bugsy Malone The Musical Review 

Esme Violet Anderson gives us an insight into why she loved the feel-good production of Bugsy Malone: The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse… If their young faces did not give it away, you would have no idea that a lot of the cast of Bugsy Malone are kids, with ages ranging from around 9 – 15. The young performers blended in seamlessly with the adult … Continue reading Anybody who is anybody SHOULD walk through that door: Bugsy Malone The Musical Review 

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The Banshees of Inisherin- the hauntingly bizarre collapse of a long-standing friendship

Natasha Turnbull tells us all about Martin McDonagh’s new comedy drama ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’… Director Martin McDonagh takes on his fifth movie in the new comedy-drama ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, a small-scale film which follows the tale of two lifelong friends who suddenly find themselves in a bizarre, increasingly sombre fallout. Set in 1923 on the fictional island of Inisherin, just off the coast … Continue reading The Banshees of Inisherin- the hauntingly bizarre collapse of a long-standing friendship

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Home Is Not a Place – the journey of seeking out our people in spaces we never belonged.

Jessica Bowen tells us the importance behind Johny Pitts & Roger Robinson’s new book ‘Home Is Not a Place‘ Last week I had the pleasure of attending a poetry event hosted by writer, poet, and artist Malika Booker at the Manchester Poetry Library. The event was in admiration of Home Is Not a Place, a photography and poetry book curated by Johny Pitts and Roger … Continue reading Home Is Not a Place – the journey of seeking out our people in spaces we never belonged.