CAKE Night at The North Wall Arts Centre: unsettling and entertaining

CAKE Night, a brand new scratch night organised by Oxford students Anushka Chakravarti and Bea Udale-Smith, was an event that exuded cheerfulness and energy. Cocooned in Summertown’s North Wall Arts Centre, a rather miserable walk in the rain was well worth the intimate, relaxed geniality and entertainment. The sketch-show setup made for delightfully easy viewing […]

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The Pantomime – understanding this British festive tradition, its history, and its future

Image: Dick Whittington, The Oxford Playhouse. Credit: Geraint Lewis. Description: A Pantomime Dame. Acting, singing, dancing, and, perhaps most importantly, joking around; the Pantomime, a staple of the British festive theatre season, seemingly has it all. With that being said, I’ve always found myself wondering how the Pantomime got to become so popular, and why they […]

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Shakespeare in Love and skinny jeans

Image courtesy of the Oxford Playhouse. Adapted from the Oscar-winning original film, Shakespeare in Love took to the Oxford Playhouse stage for a comedic take on how one of the world’s most famous plays came to be. Utilizing how little is known about this famous writer, the story imagines William Shakespeare as he struggles to […]

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