Review: Checking Out

Image description: Paper shopping bags against mint background with the title ‘Checking out’ above. Checking Out produced by Orange Script Production and written by William Heath is styled as a ‘comedy-drama which follows the beginnings of the unlikely relationship between larger-than-life, mid-forties shop assistant Julie and recently-widowed octogenarian Elsie’. It is, however something much more […]

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00Productions’ performance transports you into the electrifying world of Faustus

Image Description: A scene from the production featuring two actors either side of a clock face Transported into a sixteenth-century erudite set consisting of eight old bookshelves, each tightly packed with ancient books of various sizes, a singular wooden desk with a matching chair, and a large blackboard detailed with complex equations and sketches, the […]

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Dramatis Personae: Madeleine Perham

New OUDS Secretary Madeleine Perham has a storied history in drama. Involved with Stagecoach (a London-based theatre company) since the tender age of 4, Maddy’s first passion was acting, eventually graduating from ‘dancing sunflowers’ to Bertolt Brecht. Coming to Oxford with the intention of becoming a student journalist, directing wasn’t high up on her list […]

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Remembering Patrick Garland

The Oxford drama scene in  1958 was marked by the return of graduate Peter Dews, then a director for BBC Midlands, to direct an open-air production of Henry V in the Madgalen College grounds. For the leading role he chose Patrick Garland, a first-year student at St Edmund Hall reading English. The casting of a […]

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