Tag: Drama

A Dark Season – an Overview of Upcoming Productions at Royal Holloway


Arts editor Josip Martinčić draws parallels between the dark themes explored within the shows put on by the Performing Arts Societies on campus in Term One.

RHUL hits the Fringe: Singing on Skid Row


Michele Theil heads up to Edinburgh to review an old-school musical with a wonderful cast and crew.

Medea: a monster, a mother, or a murderer?


‘A bride of hate to me and death / Tigress, not woman’ (Euripides, Medea) Medea: a monster, a mother, or a murderer? Victoria Bastable reviews her week with By Jove Theatre company and how their ‘Season of Violent Women’ has made her question the dehumanisation of violent women in culture from Ancient Greece to the […]

UnScene Festival: A Review


The 10 short pieces that made up Drama Socs UnScene Festival certainly packed a punch. Emma Halahan reviews a night of laughter, tears and tender moments. Ranging from spoken word to a brief improvisation by The Holloway Players, the 2016 UnScene Festival had something for everyone. Original writing at RHUL doesn’t have much of a […]

Doctor Who?


Ruby Rogers discusses the decline of BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ “Doctor who?” – the famous question, that has been asked by almost every character on the BBC’s favourite family sci-fi drama, has suddenly gained new meaning for me. I, like many other people my age, remember vividly when the Doctor returned to our screens […]

Never Swim Alone – Review


Image by Sophie Morgan Susanna Clark reviews The Student Workshop’s production of Never Swim Alone. The Student Workshop’s production of Never Swim Alone is, simply put, a triumph. Frank (played by Jack Read) and Bill (played by Azan Ahmed) are two adult men who were once childhood friends and maintain a façade of the continuation […]

‘Bluebird’: Brave, bold and beautiful.


Drama Society’s production of ‘Bluebird’ by Simon Stephens is filled with raw and visceral emotion. I have to commend director Emily Young for her bravery and experimentation in this very well executed production. Jimmy (Rafael Aptroot) is a taxi driver. He is sullen and monosyllabic. We, the audience, are voyeurs of Jimmy’s interactions with his […]

Bowie From Your Bottom: Midsummer at The Globe


Concealed in the midst of artistic director Emma Rice’s traditionally authentic season of Bard-based foolery, nestled within the open air glory of Sam Wannamaker’s theatrical baby, the controversial wackiness of the Kneehigh Theatre Group’s updated, revamped and revitalised ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a spectacle to behold. Colliding the wandering woodland players with the splendour […]

Savoy Kicks Off Half-Centenary with ‘Pirates Of Penzance’


“Everyone we capture says he’s an orphan. The last three ships we took proved to be manned entirely by orphans, and so we had to let them go. One would think that Great Britain’s mercantile navy was recruited solely from her orphan asylums — which we know is not the case.” With Holloway’s oldest society […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes: ‘Faustaff’ Premieres at The Cockpit


“Say it like you did in the asylum” – “You’re going to kill your wife, and then you’re going to kill yourself”. Written by Holloway alumni Diego Sosa, ‘Faustaff: or the Mockery of the Soul’ commenced its limited three-week run on the London stage on the 18th, bringing its demonic, experimental vibe to the theatre […]