Tag: Review

The Strangest Thing about Season Two


The second season of Stranger Things promises new characters, monsters and intrigue, but has a pretty glaring achilles’ heel.

“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.

Overshadowed


As a follow up to “A Bone To Pick”, Michele Theil reviews BBC Three’s new show ‘Overshadowed’ and praises its portrayal of eating disorders in comparison.

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.

Losing It: Reshaping Sex Education


CONTENT WARNING: Rape. Beth Carr shines a spotlight on alumna Nina Lemon and her play ‘Losing It’. Watching a musical about sex education isn’t the most usual Friday activity for students, but that is exactly the theme of the latest play by Peer Productions, written and directed by Royal Holloway alumni Nina Lemon. ‘Losing It’ […]

PC Gamer Weekender 2017 – Review


The PC Gamer Weekender has appeared once more and was something of a surprise success. The marketing for the event was ever present and something Insanity Radio 103.2FM assisted with. However, the event’s success was due in part to the large amount of games on show, as well how well it was run with different […]

Dreamgirls: A Dream Come True


Dreamgirls, a brilliant musical that opened in October 2016 at The Savoy Theatre on the West End stars Glee’s Amber Riley and tells the story of a group of African American singers in the 1960s trying to make a name for themselves. I had the opportunity to see Dreamgirls last month at the Savoy theatre […]

Raise Up Your Talents


Michele Theil reviews the Raise-And-Give Talent Show, an event raising money for three excellent charities. The Raise-And-Give society’s charity event, aptly named ‘Royal Holloway’s Got Talent’ was hosted in the SU Main Hall and allowed students and parents to see a wide variety of talents and acts. The show aimed to raise money for Action […]

Coffee House Sessions: April Keen


Beth Carr catches up with April Keen after her Coffee House Session on 6 February. April Keen brought superbly moving music to Tommy’s Kitchen alongside her guitarist Jesse on the first Monday of February, performing a range of original songs and covers. Her cover of Hey Soul Sister blew me away with its stripped back […]

The Heartbreak of Molly Hooper


SPOILERS FOR THE LATEST SERIES OF SHERLOCK An opinion on the emotional repercussions of the Sherlock series finale. Sherlock Series Four concluded last month and frankly I wasn’t a fan. One thing that captured my attention was THAT Molly Hooper scene, in which Sherlock is told to make Molly say ‘I love you’ so that […]