Theatre Review: Watching Rosie // Original Theatre Online

Watching Rosie was created by actress and playwright, Louise Coulthard. Her new work centres around the heartbreak caused by COVID-19, specifically focusing on family members who could not see each other during isolation. Her main characters are a young girl and her grandmother, who is living with dementia. The show was written to raise awareness […]Read More

Why ‘Ugly Betty’ Changed My Life

Flashback to 2012. Picture a slightly gawky 14 year old with glasses and braces. Desperately trying to find my way in an all-girls school, I was beginning to navigate puberty. Passionate about my schoolwork and reading, I had a few close friends but not a huge crowd. The age-old issue for me was fitting in […]Read More

Theatre Review: First, Do No Harm // The Old Vic

First, Do No Harm is written by the acclaimed author and playwright, Bernardine Evaristo, whose Booker Prize Winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other, was the catalyst to her recent growth in popularity. Amongst other things, her work explores social injustice and the importance of standing up against them. With this in mind, First, Do No Harm […]Read More

Travelling To: Falmouth, Cornwall

Lockdown had been rumbling on for what felt like forever. Myself, like many others, was getting a little bored of being indoors. A dream holiday to Malta had been cancelled due to the pandemic. With the restrictions loosening, and eager to support English tourism, me and some of my friends decided to have a ‘staycation’. […]Read More

Theatre Review: Macbeth // Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays; it was written during the reign of King James I and, as such, is dark. It predominately reflects the personal insecurities James had regarding his position as King. Shakespeare existed in a patriotic world, where his plays were often performed at the King’s Court. Remembering that […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Deep Blue Sea // National Theatre

The Deep Blue Sea is one of many works written by Terence Rattigan, who partly bases the play on his secret relationship with Kenny Morgan. He weaves allusions to the end of their relationship into the plot too, with critics often claiming that his work is autobiographical. Rattigan existed in a prejudiced and old-fashioned world, […]Read More

Book Review: The Hate U Give// Angie Thomas

George Floyd was killed by a white police officer completely unnecessarily. The uproar caused by his death gave new symbolism to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Seeing the awful circumstances of his death compelled me to read novels and educate myself on the discriminations faced by black people on a daily basis. Taking this into […]Read More