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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Review: Nice Guy

Image Credit: Steve Pierce Coming out of the theatre on Tuesday night, the only word I could use to explain how I felt was ‘shell-shocked’. Nice Guy, a new musical about domestic abuse written by Sam Norman and Aaron King, manages to evoke real feelings of trauma in its audience, giving a small, yet important, […]

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