Cinepiphanies: Mamma Mia

Another term begins, and this intrepid reporter is still having his Screen Editor credentials called into question, this week’s scandal being that I’ve never seen Mamma Mia! Given its alleged status as a landmark in the world of musical theatre, I had certain expectations. As my friends and I settled down with a bottle of […]

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Review: The Prophetess

Third week has been insanely good for student drama, and The Prophetess feels like a combination of the week’s biggest barnstormers. Between the heightened emotion and fearful history of Titus Andronicus and the iconic music and bravura style of Singin’ in the Rain lies this production, a classy little number for the Keble O’Reilly, from […]

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Review: Yesterday

Having never been to the Burton Taylor before, I’ll admit to finding the intimacy of the place slightly confronting. Especially since for the opening night of Yesterday, a musical with an all-female cast (well, a cast of three) there were a fair few empty seats. As the lights dimmed, I still had high hopes though. […]

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Review: Into the Woods

The challenge of adapting any stage musical to film is a significant one. This is obviously true for a well-known hit such as Les Miserables¸ but even a relative rarity such as Into The Woods – a Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine creation from the 80s – comes with its own set of challenges: not least how […]

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Frozen Melts Viewers’ Hearts

Like so many others, I viewed Disney’s trailers for the new winter hit, Frozen, with considerable scepticism. What could the legendary company churn out for the Christmas film market, other than a festive cheese-fest? I’m unashamed to say, Frozen is undoubtedly one of Disney’s best modern creations, destroying my preconceptions within a matter of minutes, and captivating the […]

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Costume Design for Chicago

  ‘Costume designing Chicago is amazing. We have a fantastic range of different outfits to show off; from burlesque show-girls to commonplace reporters to vaudeville outfits and the murderesses’ abstract apparel.  We wanted to use costume not only to inject colour onto the set, but also to reimagine the 1920s scene.   The musical, crossing […]

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