Tag: Comedy

Arts

Review: Bookable Room 12 at the Drama Studio Rehearsal Room

With just one room, some plastic chairs, and the occasional dead-body, this eclectic comedy journeyed through a succession of wacky events flowing in and out of Bookable Room 12. The opening of the play welcomes us into a student-theatre-style performance piece – nothing out of the ordinary there. But just as the audience relaxes back…

Arts

Review: Stacy at London’s Etcetera Theatre

Inkwell Productions set up by UEA students Seàn Bennett and Keelan Swift-Stalley with their friend Ruby Lambert, staged Jack Thorne’s Stacy, at Etcetera Theatre, London. Ned Caderni and Caoimhe Blair both made their debuts, in producing and directing respectively. The one-man play follows Rob, played by Peter Hardingham. In his twenties and working as a…

Film

Oscar Bait: The Death of Cinema?

The Academy Awards, or more simply known as Oscars, were first awarded in 1929, and now their 91st annual ceremony is right around the corner. Awards are given out for the year’s best film, acting, directing, writing, editing, cinematography… and the list goes on. Despite the Academy’s “dedication” to the filmmaking art, the real cultural…

Arts

Rewriting Art History with Michelle Hartney

Contextualising the works of chauvinistic artists Picasso and Gaugin, amongst others, Michelle Hartney’s project Separate the Art From the Artist uses the activist writings of Hannah Gadsby and Roxanne Gay to highlight the artists’ misogyny. Hartney contextualises seminal works of Gaugin, Picasso and Balthus, and repositions them in the contexts of the abuse, misogyny and…

News

Laugh at the LCR comedy night returns next semester

UEA’s Laugh at the LCR comedy night will return on Wednesday 23 January 2019 with a host of comedians. Comedy events have witnessed much success in the Freshers programs of the past few years, with Laugh at the LCR formally introduced this current academic year as a source of variety within a very club-heavy programme…

Film

London Film Festival Review: Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite

I never thought I’d say it, but this is the closest that Director Yorgos Lanthimos is ever likely to come to a fluffy rom-com. Dropping contemporary dystopia for 18th Century largesse, The Favourite is a sumptuous, star-studded lark that marks not only Lanthimos’ safest film but will very likely live on as a gateway drug…

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