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September 25, 2011

Imagine for a moment that you and I are artfully draped over a table in a corner of Havana Bar, both of us flatteringly nuzzled by the glow of tropically suggestive lamps, and that we have been drinking steadily for three hours. There’s a natural lull in the conversation and, feeling that we’ve really made […]

September 19, 2011

Encased in the plush, red upholstery of an armchair in the cavernous chamber of Paramount Theatre, its walls kissed by vines of light and lined by masked sentries, I sip a drink and watch two dancers clad in rooster costumes thwack each other with their foot-long phalluses. Who knew a cockfight could be so delightfully […]

September 12, 2011

Music and dancing are a happy couple in most situations. You hear a toe-tapping ditty and decide to tap those toes, right? Well here’s a pickle for you: should we draw a line between a boogie and moves which verge on assault? At the EP release for The Sisters of Saint Rupertsberg, I was nearly […]

September 5, 2011

The Sims, admittedly, is not the most exciting addiction on offer. Neither can you stand inside the smoking chamber at Mighty Mighty and inhale it, nor can you run the risk of it leading you down a sordid road which inevitably ends in dumpster habitation. Right? Don’t be so naive. I’ve been a Sims addict […]

September 5, 2011

This Friday night I’ll be donning a corset, downing a glass of confidence juice and fixing a pair of antlers to my head. This is not, I assure you, a weekly ritual for me. Monster Burlesque, a sensual spectacle of various delights, will be offering the opportunity for everyday folks to step into the infinitely […]

August 15, 2011

I’m almost ashamed to admit that I found the premise of Eight highly appealing . Audiences can vote for six of the eight possible characters that they would like to see during the play and this, according to playwright Ella Hickson, serves in “reminding us that in each choice we make we are choosing to […]

August 15, 2011

Right? Wrong, according to ASPA-Winning Theatre Reviewer Uther Dean, whom Louise had a chat to about what reviewing theatre involves. Louise: Why do you review theatre? Uther: My personal story is that I read the theatre reviews in another student publication and they were terrible. Amateur, out of date and they were written from a […]

August 8, 2011

When I was told that Mason Ward fashions art out of sheet metal, I envisioned some terrifying creations. I was not expecting silver bunnies and the most adorable dragon I’ve ever clapped eyes on. Did you know while you were at school that you were into art? Yeah, I knew I was. But when I […]

August 8, 2011

What we’ve got right here is crack on paper. It’s the sort of book which will not only have you reading through the night, rapturously flying through each plot twist, but also seriously questioning whether to finish the chapter or to show up to that 50% exam. George R. R. Martin’s fifth book in his […]