Review: A Doll’s House

If you haven’t been to the Michael Pilch theatre before, allow me to set the scene. It is a small space, a black box studio and somewhat dimly lit at the best of times. The audience rows go only three rows back; it is the most intimate of performance spaces. It is also a genius […]

Continue Reading

The Oxford Revue hits the West End

The Oxford Revue, the university’s world-renowned comedy troupe, are attempting a feat we’ve never seen a student society attempt before – pulling off a West End show. The Oxford Revue: Funraiser is a fundraiser show that will be taking place for one night (and one night only) at the Leicester Square Theatre in central London […]

Continue Reading

‘The Polycephaly Monologues’: untraditionally entertaining

A trio of monologues anchored by the motifs of insanity and fruit had the potential to be nauseatingly pretentious and boring. Remarkably, the deranged ramblings forming The Polycephaly Monologues contained enough comedy, and offered a piercing reflection on the human mind, to remain peculiarly gripping throughout. Despite there being no perceptible narrative or personal relationships […]

Continue Reading

Brutal, yet unquestionably brilliant: The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Playing in 5th Week from Wednesday, November 8th, to Saturday, November 11th, at the Keble O’Reilly Theatre, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is Tightrope Productions’s full text performance of Martin McDonagh’s intensely fast-paced, brutally violent, and often staggeringly funny 2001 play about a series of increasingly escalating violence in the small Irish island of Inishmore after […]

Continue Reading

Bacchae at the Oxford Playhouse

Presenting a play entirely in Greek to a modern audience might seem like an extraordinary task, but through the interplay of choreography, music, and outstanding individual performances, this production of Euripides’ Bacchae carries it off effortlessly. The Oxford Greek Play is steeped in tradition, occurring every three years at the Oxford Playhouse, and yet for […]

Continue Reading