Burning Down The House @ Cirkus – is it worth the vodka?

Image credit: Connor Thirlwell. Description: Cirkus on George Street. Picture the scene… you’ve spent the whole day in the library, you’re sick of writing notes on spiders’ sexual behaviour, your eyelids are drooping, then somebody suggests to you: “Burning Down the House? Cirkus?” So, reluctantly, you are persuaded to down a double vodka cranberry and […]

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Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner EP – Intricate, disparate, and confusingly conglomerate

Image credit: Paul Hudson. Description: Public Service Broadcasting in performance. For those of us still reeling from Every Valley, getting news of Public Service Broadcasting’s new EP was like a punch in the face from the muse herself. White Star Liner is PSB’s second EP and tackles the Titanic, both semi-literally and metaphorically. It’s undeniable […]

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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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Black Peaks’ “All That Divides” – fresh, phat and completely together

Image credit: Black Peaks/Rise Records. Description: album cover of ‘All That Divides’. Black Peaks’ first album Statues, released in 2016, was one of the best debuts in rock music for at least a decade. Songs including Glass Built Castles and Saviour brought an explosive energy that, paired together with the band’s talented technical ability, made […]

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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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Will the quality of Venom's mask stand up against these?

Writing by Numbers: A Review of Venom

Image Credit: Sony You probably know the story by now. Sony, after the box office failure of The Amazing Spiderman 2, sent their webbed hero over to Marvel Studios, where he’s currently enjoying being part of the Avengers, stopping villains, and also “not feeling so good”. However, Sony still maintains the rights to both Spiderman […]

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