“Join the ritual. Join the dance.” So says the poster for The Bacchae by Kylix Productions, enticing the audience into the Keble O’Reilly Theatre for a night of hypnotic, nightmarish revelry. Directed by Freyja Harrison-Wood with assistant director Ted Fussell, this production is an adaptation of the original play by Euripides. To quote the synopsis handed out at the performance, it follows “Dionysus, the god of wine and religious ecstasy, leading his band of women – the Maenads – into […]...
Summertown pictured. Image credit: Motacilla
Living in Summertown, the northern edge of Oxford, might not appeal to the average Oxford student, especially as clichés pile up: it’s far from the city centre; the commute is long and tiring; there’s nothing to do; it’s full of pensioners; and it’s expensive. It almost sounds like a different world compared to the typical Oxford experience. But is life in Summertown really as bad as it seems? I moved to Summertown in Michaelmas, and I would disagree with those […]...


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