Thomas Hughes’ novel of 1857 is as seminal as Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby in exposing scholastic malpractice in the 19th century.
St Andrews University’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society is in sparkling form with their presentation of this little known show.
That most middle class of events, the dinner party, can be a night of stimulating conversation, wonderful company and dramatic revelation.
Where would school theatre be without A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night? The latter is certainly a popular Shakespeare play for drama educators, with its saga of shipwr…
Is Exeter University emerging as the new powerhouse in student musical groups on the Edinburgh Fringe? Let’s not complicate this - the answer is simply but emphatically Yes.
Cat-Like Tread makes a welcome post-Covid return to the Fringe with this ever-popular jolly romp, a Gilbert and Sullivan classic and a dashed good night out.
It isn’t easy representing old age on stage.
Flower arranging becomes a life and death hobby in Little Shop of Horrors, a popular-on-the-circuit science fiction cult musical classic.
Some say that when actor-managers were struggling for money, they used to turn in desperation to the one play that could always guarantee an audience.
Creating an effective vehicle for performers, be it musical, play, comedy set or improv format, is arguably the most challenging task a creative artist can undertake.
What a wonderful play is DNA.
This is a little treasure, the sort of performance that is easy to overlook but which enriches those who root it out.
Ireland has magnificent spirit, particularly when supported by the French.
Okay, let’s start at the beginning.
My friend greets me in the queue, waving her ticket in the air.
I don’t think you can ever go wrong watching a Guy Masterson production in the Assembly Rooms.
The Improv Fringe is alive and kicking this year, as witty and inventive as ever.
Sitting at the front of the queue, an hour before the show started, I was stung by a bee.
A good story is surely one that absolutely demands to be told.
Recent studies in education suggest that the two best ways for students to boost their educational development (by eight months in each case) are immediate feedback from a teacher …
Madagascar Jr is the stage musical version of the 2005 children’s movie, a charmingly simple story of friendship amongst lovable animals.
Does it matter that snail mail letters are dying out in our fast moving world? We can now email instead, cutting down fewer trees, so what have we actually lost? Plenty, say Newbur…
I never felt unwelcome at the Fringe until this performance.
There is a real physicality in music.
Let me tell you about Ryan.
I think I’ve fallen in love.
Gosh this is good.
Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V - two great plays and one that’s a bit of a stinker.
Oooh, tell me stories.
Where do you start if your ultimate goal is a West End and Broadway musical? Revivals often start at Chichester and new concepts here at the Fringe.
“Eagles! The eagles are coming” says Pippin Took in Lord of the Rings.
The end of show speech to an audience.
You can have too many carrots in one show.
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