Emily Mildren

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UEA Graduate Emma Healey on her latest novel: Whistle in The Dark

UEA graduate Emma Healey sold over a million copies of her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing, a psychological mystery narrated by the heroine who has dementia. It was the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014, and shortlisted for multiple National Book Awards, whilst being generally hailed by readers as a classic page-turner: ‘one…


Madama Butterfly: exquisite, but problematic

The stage curtain lifted to reveal exquisite scenery. Producer Ellen Kent is well known for her spectacularly designed operas, and this performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly didn’t fail to reach those standards. The whole stage was framed by Japanese trees and flowers with fountains on either side creating the background sound of running water throughout…

Arts, Venue

Review: A Room With a View

When I think of E.M Forster’s novel ‘A Room with a View,’ I immediately conjure scenes from the 1985 film adaptation; largely because of the romance captured through its being filmed initially in beautiful Florence. This led to my biggest concern prior to seeing Simon Reade’s adaptation of the work as a play, at the…