The Last Dance: Michael Jordan’s Documentary Series Review

Real story documentaries are getting more and more popular at the moment, especially when legends like Michael Jordan decided to explain all the things from his point of view. The Last Dance is one of the best NBA TV Series that is here to change people’s perspective of how they see the sport.

This is a rather different series that we are used to seeing where athletes use the sport in order to talk about different things as a spiritual release. No, The Last Dance is purely about basketball and nothing else. Continue reading “The Last Dance: Michael Jordan’s Documentary Series Review”

The Resurgence of Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, typically shortened to just Alice in Wonderland, is a novel written by Charles Dodgson using the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. The book was published in 1865, telling the story of a young girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a surreal world where inanimate objects have suddenly been given human traits and abilities.

Alice in Wonderland has become popular among children because of its fairy-tale and imagination. In contrast, adults continue to celebrate and even study the book as a flagship example of the literary nonsense genre. Continue reading “The Resurgence of Alice in Wonderland”

How UK Students Can Satisfy Their Theatre Passion During Lockdown

The lockdown has brought lots of activities to a standstill, but we aren’t complaining since we know it needs to be in place if we are to beat this pandemic. That said, life for theatre lovers does not have to come to an end, does it? As we wait this out, we are finding creative ways to keep the fire of acting burning.

How are you, young college student, sitting this UK lockout? Here are a few creative ideas you can incorporate into your plan to kill boredom. Continue reading “How UK Students Can Satisfy Their Theatre Passion During Lockdown”

Student Performances of Contemporary Theater

For thousands of years, theater and live performance have been some of the most beloved forms of entertainment in society. Even today, with all our latest technology and digital capabilities, the theatre continues to thrive and grow as an art form. In fact, perhaps it is exactly because so much of our daily lives are digitized that sitting down in a theater for a live performance has increased in its unique power to entertain.

The story of how contemporary theater came to be as it takes many twists and turns throughout history. All of these developments are of particular fascination to students of art and theatre, who often dedicate their study to tracing the different forms theatre has taken throughout its history. This topic has been the focus of many of the most prominent theater theorists for thousands of years, from Plato to Diderot. Continue reading “Student Performances of Contemporary Theater”

Art for Students: The Latest Theater Performances That Meet Acute World Problems

Despite the ongoing onset of the pandemic, theater performances still find a way to bring on laughter or tears into our lives. Theatre is one form of entertainment we’ve enjoyed since time immemorial, and that will not stop anytime soon.

Besides entertainment, plays look at acute social issues and urgent problems of the society from various viewpoints. Plays seek to offer the audience perspective and prove thought.

The following theater productions explore heavy topics that plague our society. The topics include murder, racism, homophobia, violence, cultural conflicts, incurable diseases, etc.

Without further ado! Let’s dive in! Continue reading “Art for Students: The Latest Theater Performances That Meet Acute World Problems”

10 questions for 10 years – Sharon Sexton

From Bat out of Hell to Mamma Mia and with her sights set even higher (seriously, give her Gypsy soon!), Sharon Sexton takes a moment to go 10 for 10

10 questions for 10 years – David Ralf

The Bunker Theatre may have announced its impending closure but its executive director Dave Ralf certainly has a lot to say! 

  • Where were you 10 years ago?

    Ten years ago, 2009, I was in my second year at university, writing an essay on John Donne’s poetry and desperately trying to impress my professors because I’d seriously slacked off the previous few weeks while rehearsing the first play that I’d written. I learned that year that directing your own work is a bad idea as a new playwright – frankly it’s probably not the best idea at any stage. The following year, I learned that directing theatre was not my calling at all – I couldn’t make myself care about the pictures on the stage, and only listened to the voices. Many years later, I’d find a good fit for that instinct: directing the radio dramas for Hotel Europe, which I made with Isley Lynn, David Loumgair and Philipp Ehmann and five extremely talented writers. But back in 2009, I was learning the jobs I wasn’t best suited for, concentrating on what I could offer and give to the theatre world I was then immersed in – and writing and producing had the edge over acting or directing.

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10 questions for 10 years – Sasha Wilson

How could you not love someone who would rather have an interval pint than an ice-cream?! Out of the Forest Theatre’s Sasha Wilson gets her 10 questions on

In the space of just a handful of shows, Out of the Forest Theatre have completely won my heart, their music-infused ensemble-based approach proving utterly compelling whether exploring Lizzie Borden’s legacy in Bury the Hatchet or ripping Arthur Miller (and many others) a new one in Call Me Fury. So I was delighted that their Artistic Director Sasha Wilson, cape-wearer extraordinaire, agreed to answer 10 questions for me.

10 questions for 10 years – Ross McGregor

The only interview (so far) to feature the phrase ‘horse race sex scene’, have a read of Ross McGregor’s 10 questions for 10 years

Frankenstein to The White Rose to Taro to The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde. Trying to pick my favourite Arrows & Traps show is like picking your favourite child (always the middle one!) and naturally in choosing Anna Karenina with its waltzing romanticism, I went wrong 😉 In any case, I enjoyed getting to know their artistic director Ross McGregor a little better here.

“Your favourite?! Well, thank you very much. The one I didn’t write, haha. My favourite memory is the look on my movement director’s face (Will Pinchin) when I told him I needed him to choreograph a horse race at a derby, that was simultaneously a sex scene. And watching him slowly make a note that read: “horse race sex scene”, and underline it, and not ask me why. In my defence, it was in the script. And thanks to Will’s enormous talent, and the cast’s incredible efforts, the scene was an absolute highlight of the piece, and I was very proud of the team when they showed it to me.”

  • Where were you 10 years ago?

    I was in Norwich, working for a different theatre company that specialised in regional touring. We did classics and more than our fair share of seat-filler fodder (Godber, Coward, Aykbourn, etc.). Looking back at that time is strange as we were touring nationally but didn’t really have much of a sense of planning or patience. We definitely tried to run before we could walk, which is why the theatre company ultimately failed to flourish. It seemed an easier time, but I guess everything does when you’re in your twenties. I remember the Norfolk winds though, eeesh that place is cold.

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