Tag: Drama

“boys wear their hats backwards so they can kiss other boys” – Review


The love-filled Student Workshop production created a sense of familiarity and complicated emotion in the LGBTQ+ community with its creative choices on music, writing, and genuine acting.

The Nether – Review


The Student Workshop’s production of this dystopian crime drama successfully created an uncomfortable and tense feeling due to two very crucial elements being executed well – the use of space and characterisation through physicality.

Theatre Tickets at a Price You Can’t Afford to Miss


The best ways to make the most of being a student so close to London’s theatre scene but not breaking the bank!

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 […]