The Right One to Let in

✮✮✮✮ Let the Right One In opened at the Royal Court Theatre on Thursday evening. Originally performed in Dundee last June as a National Theatre of Scotland production, it is bound after the Royal Court for the West End. The production, an adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel, is sinister and spellbinding.  Prior to the start, various actors […]

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One worth shelling out for

What’s the difference between optimism and stupidity? Who’s in the bedroom? What year is it? What’s going on, anyway? All these questions and more arise from the first scene of Rough Hewn’s production of Shells, a new play by Trinity’s Howard Coase that opens in 6th week in Balliol’s Pilch studio. Written in response to […]

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Dystopian Saved still scandalises

✮✮✮✮✮ Edward Bond wrote ‘Saved’ back when economic crises and wildcat strikes were the norm, and the Beatles were all still alive and kicking. But ‘Saved’ is less about the swinging sixties and more about the swigging sixties. It portrays the cultural and moral apathy of a South East London family who are unperturbed by […]

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What’s On Stage? 3rd Week

Welcome to What’s On Stage?, our weekly update showcasing the editors’ picks for what to see in Oxford each week. This week: 3rd week. Let’s great straight to it, because there are actually a bunch of cool things to see this week. Biggest and loudest will be The Producers (opens Wednesday, Playhouse, £10), musical extravaganza extraordinaire about embezzlement and Nazis, […]

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Hitting the right note: the aca-people behind a cappella

A hugely popular phenomenon in the US, the university a cappella craze has spent the last decade steadily spreading across the UK. Glee helped to boost it; so did 2012 film Pitch Perfect – and it seems now that the genre has reached its peak. Known for an inexplicable level of competitiveness for such a light-hearted craft, […]

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What’s On Stage? 2nd Week

Welcome to What’s On Stage?, our weekly update showcasing the editors’ picks for what to see in Oxford each week. This week: 2nd week! Wassup? Matriculation is over and your editors are already snotting all over their coffee-stained notes and bemoaning the difficulties of undergraduate existence. If that sounds familiar, you’re probably desperate for a little bit […]

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