Dan Struthers

Arts

Uncle Vanya ‘thrives on Inkwell’s youthful cast and energy’

The play’s director, Ned Caderni, writes in a note to the audience, ‘Ian McKellen once said that young people shouldn’t ever play Vanya… oops’! But despite ignoring the words of the actor who brings Gandalf’s wisdom alive, Inkwell’s adaption of an over-100-years-old Russian play thrives in this youthful cast and energy. Credit must be given…

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The Kite Runner: reviewed

Upon entering the beautiful Norwich Theatre Royal, the sound of drums can be heard which transports the audience to slap bang in the middle of 1970s Afghanistan. The Kite Runner is set predominately here with flashforwards to 21st century San Francisco which our narrator, Amir (Raj Ghatak), steers us through as if he were the…

Arts

Bad Sex in Fiction Awards: Venue’s favourites

The annual Bad Sex in Fiction Awards seeks to “draw attention to poorly written or redundant passages of sexual description in otherwise decent novels.” In all honesty, though, it appears to just want to poke fun at some outrageously bad sex writing. However, terribly written books like Fifty Shades of Grey or nonfiction books like…

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