Theatre

A stage eye view on Boo’s gripping Indian tale

A stage eye view on Boo’s gripping Indian tale

Arts, Theatre February 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm Comments

BEYOND the Beautiful Forevers is a play directed by Rufus Norris and based on a non-fiction book by Katherine Boo, who went to Annawadi in Mumbai to report on the poverty in a small community. The playRead More

Aberystwyth graduate brings original play to Arts Centre

Aberystwyth graduate brings original play to Arts Centre

Arts, News, Theatre February 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm Comments

WINONA is a new play by acclaimed writer Christopher T. Harris, a recent Aberystwyth graduate. Centring around love, social existence and the need to love we follow the story of siblings Kate and Daf, having retreated to their family cottage somewhereRead More

Mark Bruce Company’s ‘Dracula’: drawing fresh blood from a literary class

Mark Bruce Company’s ‘Dracula’: drawing fresh blood from a literary class

Arts, Events, Theatre December 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

THICK grey fog billowed eerily across the stage, weaving through a backdrop of foreboding iron gates and castle windows. As the lights slowly went down in the suitably cavernous theatre of Aberystwyth Arts Centre, hushed chatter wasRead More

The Trial: It could have been better, but was still indubitably Kafka

The Trial: It could have been better, but was still indubitably Kafka

Arts, Local, Theatre November 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

I WAS PROBABLY the wrong person to review this. Put quite simply, I don’t really like opera. I love Franz Kafka, I love Phillip Glass, but I just can’t connect to opera; especially in English. I know, IRead More

Exploding Fish ‘steal’ Edinburgh Fringe

Exploding Fish ‘steal’ Edinburgh Fringe

Arts, Freshers, Theatre October 7, 2014 at 11:00 am Comments

EXPLODING Fish, Aberystwyth’s improvisation society has successfully conquered Edinburgh once again. This year, a five man performance went up to Edinburgh’s annual Fringe festival with their show, ‘Playgiarism’. An improv show where the actors would ‘steal’ otherRead More

Miss Saigon: The dark horse of the West End

Miss Saigon: The dark horse of the West End

Arts, Events, Theatre July 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

THERE’S truly nothing like a West End production. From the atmosphere, to the sheer spectacle of it all, a West End production is the epitome of the musical theatre genre. But that’s not to say it’s allRead More

Arts Centre look back: Dylan Thomas and Delight

Arts Centre look back: Dylan Thomas and Delight

Arts, Film, Local, Theatre May 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm Comments

Dylan Thomas (By Sarah Thornhill) THE CLOWN in the Moon was an extremely moving play. It is a biographic play of the life of Dylan Thomas. The play was performed by one man and the settingRead More

King Lear: An impressive production

King Lear: An impressive production

Arts, Film, Local, Theatre May 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm Comments

King Lear has always been one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. For me, it’s where he reconciles the brutal nihilism of his earlier tragedies with the more meditative qualities of his later work. This National TheatreRead More

“Nidiot”, A reassuring tale of how happiness conquers all (even Jon Richardson… for now)

“Nidiot”, A reassuring tale of how happiness conquers all (even Jon Richardson… for now)

Arts, Comedy, Editors' Pick, Theatre May 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm Comments

IT WAS WITH slight apprehension that I returned to see Jon Richardson live, not because I had any inkling that the ticket price would not be worth it or that he somehow magically wouldn’t be funnyRead More

Dying For It – student theatre at its best

Dying For It – student theatre at its best

Arts, Local, Societies, Theatre March 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

NEVER let it be mistook, this is student theatre; the staging, whilst impressive for the budget the crew were working on, is still very clearly within a local hall. Some of the doors don’t shut properlyRead More