Lizzy Mossman


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Arts

Review: RSC’s Romeo & Juliet at the Norwich Theatre Royal

Just like many other literature students you may know, I can’t get enough of Royal Shakespeare Company productions. Given that a particular academic interest of mine is the re-situation of culturally familiar stories in contemporary contexts, the buzz surrounding this production’s gender-bending casting piqued my interest especially: in Erica Whyman’s Verona, Mercutio, Gregory, Prince Escalus,…

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Library evacuated due to flooding

The university library was completely evacuated yesterday afternoon for over two hours following flooding on the ground floor. What initially appeared as a minor leak from a light fixture quickly grew into a serious problem, with sections of the ground floor ceiling collapsing above the library’s reception desk. There have been no reports of injuries…

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Universities Minister resigns over May’s Brexit deal

Sam Gyimah announced yesterday that he would be resigning as cabinet minister for universities and science because he ‘cannot support’ the government’s Brexit deal. The conservative MP’s departure makes him the seventh minister to leave as a result of Theresa May’s proposed deal. Although previously a vocal backer of May’s leadership, Gyimah’s resignation statement described…

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Police investigation into man ‘making threats’ closes Norwich road

Norfolk Police have confirmed they were called to Bluebell Road ‘after members of the public reported seeing a man carrying a rucksack who said he had a bomb.’ The threat has since been found not to be ‘credible.’ At 9:10 am, police were alerted to an incident on Bluebell Road, with reports of a man behaving ‘suspiciously’…

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2018 Minotaur Shorts Festival

For theatre-goers with a taste for variety and home-grown talent, the Minotaur Shorts Festival is not to be missed. Once a year, UEA’s student-led theatre company showcase the wide-ranging capabilities of its members through their festival of short plays. The Shorts Festival is an opportunity for writers, directors and performers to experiment, and it was…

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