Tags : student

Life As A Fresher During Covid-19

I spoke to a number of university freshers from across the country to see how they have been affected. When Tizzie arrived at halls in Edinburgh in early September, she was excited to start her life at university. However, since then her existence at university has become a sort of dystopian nightmare. For Tizzie and […]Read More

Living Out At University: The Survival Guide

With the announcement of exam results having been u-turned, and a scramble for university places across the country, quite a few of us are preparing to live away from home. Some for the first time as they embark on their university adventures, and others who are seeking that escape from home again after several months […]Read More

Theatre Review: Elevate // Open Theatre

Elevate, which showed at the Pyramid Theatre at Leeds University last week, made use of space and character in a bold and interesting way, with fantastic results. This should come as a surprise to nobody; the range of societies and groups putting on shows at the university are developing a well deserved reputation for their […]Read More

Theatre Review: Wright Off // Open Theatre

“’Farce is dead’, I hear you say… When has it ever been more relevant?!” Being in the presence of Wright Off, written and directed by Luke Haywood, on Saturday evening was nothing but an absolute pleasure. Two hours of belly ache from laughing too much, and gasping for breath whilst whispering “WHAT is going on?!” […]Read More

Theatre Review: Before It Rains // Open Theatre

Katherine Chandler’s Before It Rains, performed by Open Theatre in [email protected], was a divine concoction of brave and beautiful storytelling, and contemporary life’s raw happenings. Punctuated with humour and the tense extremities of humankind, this production is, quite simply, the best show that I have seen a society put on stage during my time at […]Read More

Knocking Down Walls & Uniting Under Conflict With Brickin’ It

Why do we divide during conflict? How does division effect people? Why haven’t we learned from our past? These are only three of the questions that Brickin’ It Theatre Company are trying to tackle in their brand-new production, Sides. Celebrating thirty years since the fall of the Berlin wall, Sides is set in Berlin during […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Aventures of Time Warp Tammy // Open

The Adventures of Time Warp Tammy, written and directed by Céline Nyssens, was a fascinating exploration of mental health, isolation and the commitments we all have to each other. Above all, though, it was a critical examination of the tendency for straight white men to see themselves as a protagonist whilst everyone else’s feelings, thoughts […]Read More