The Handyman, Oxford Playhouse

  Ronald Harwood’s play leaves its audience with some deeply moving thoughts but unfortunately this thought -provoking nature sits at odds with the occasional lack of dynamism between the characters. The emphasis on the poignant is effective but does mean that the acting struggles to assert itself against the heavy themes of the play. The […]

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Titus Andronicus Trailer

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty1U9Em7OAo&feature=plcp&w=500&h=300]   Remember my previous trailer reviews? Filled with snark and barely-hidden vitriol stemming from my own inadequacies? Well, if you ever go back and read one again, add this mental addendum: at least this was not Titus. The idea that monochrome makes something arty is an error that has long dogged the Stage photos sent […]

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Get in: The Get-Out, O’Reilly

The Get Out’s incredibly funny script charms its audience on its opening night. Though slightly leaving the audience behind, in the first half, where the plot is concerned, the second half fills any gaps and gives life to a slightly pale opening. One is certainly kept on one’s toes, whilst following characters who are all […]

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A Vagrant Expression

This week saw my imaginative faculties tested to their very limits: I was set the difficult feat of envisaging myself in a destitute squat, whilst simultaneously relishing the luxurious comfort of New College. This striking contrast made for uncomfortable viewing – it is far easier to feign deafness when walking past a Big Issue seller […]

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Women Beware Amateurs

St Hilda’s College Drama Society, under the helm of director Victoria White, have enthusiastically taken the bull by the horns in tackling Middleton’s tragedy Women Beware Women. However, while a lot of effort has clearly gone into the appearance and style of the performance, the visual ingenuity on display in a single scene remain unmatched […]

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