Lucy Caradog

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Marlon James at the 2019 Spring Literary Festival

Before last week, the most I had heard about Marlon James was praise for his 2014 novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, which won the Man Booker Prize and seemed to me like one of those books that I would always plan but ultimately fail to read. However, after seeing the author read from…

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Review: Peddling at the Maddermarket Theatre

going house to house, door to door – knock knocking – professional doorstep hopping, hoping that someone might show an interest.  Peddling opens with our protagonist waking up in a field. His past is unclear, as is his future. Nameless and homeless, he relates his story to the audience in a one-man performance of what…

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Where to see theatre in Norwich

NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL For top-of-the-range professional theatre, check out the Norwich Theatre Royal. Situated in the city centre, it showcases a range of productions from Shakespeare to classic operas. No matter what you see, you can always depend on it being of the highest quality! NORWICH ARTS CENTRE This is a staple for local affordable…

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Bouncers and Shakers: “two amazing productions elevated the bar for Minotaur”

Minotaur Theatre Company’s comedy double bill Bouncers and Shakers features two plays by John Godber and John Godber and Jane Thornton respectively. The night kicked off with a production of Shakers, a play about four girls working in a cocktail bar, followed by Bouncers (plot, self-explanatory). Considering the title structure, I was surprised to find…

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‘Release’ review

Written by UEA graduate Adrian Moore and directed by Katie Smith and Freya Bennett, Release tells the tense story of a man who is on the bottom rung of a very high corporate ladder. Tupper-Chrome is described as being at the centre of the city, and although its actual function is unclear, its shady practices,…

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Review: Mind Maggots

Sex, virginity, alcohol, parties; social media, food, exercise, dating. These are the maggots that inhabit the teenage mind. Mind Maggots encapsulates all of these things in the story of a group of teenagers who are struggling with how these elements take over their daily lives. The story starts with Laura (played by Amy Bonar) drunkenly…

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