• Film Review: Leto

    Leto (pronounced “lee-air-ta”) translates into ‘summer’ or ‘summertime’. It’s this choice of title that foreshadows what is an intrinsically reminiscent film. Based on the memoirs of Natalya Naumenko, Kirill Serebrennikov’s Leto invites the audience to 1980s Leningrad where, through Natalya’s eyes, we learn about the development of the city’s lively rock...
  • Edward II @ NNT

    E. Schaffert and G. Brooke’s adaptation of Christopher Marlow’s Edward II hits you like a neon dream. Between the 1980s inspired soundtrack and the slick movement sequences this play at its core tells the story of a king divided by his heart and his duty....
  • Rock of Ages @ Theatre Royal

    On Tuesday evening, audience members at the Theatre Royal were transported back to the 1980’s as Rock of Ages, the jukebox musical directed by Nick Winston, embarked on the fourth leg of its UK tour here in Nottingham. Entering the beautiful ornate theatre, as pounding rock anthems were played,...
  • Pro-porn vs. Anti-porn Feminists

    There have always been disputes between factions of the feminist movement, ranging from issues including what ‘gender equality’ actually means and how this can realistically be achieved. Pornography has been a contradictory issue between feminists since the late 1970s; with pro-porn feminists claiming it is liberating for women whilst...
  • An Officer and A Gentleman The Musical @ Theatre Royal

    I’ll admit that I went into this performance completely blind, having never seen the 1982 film version starring Richard Gere. As an avid musical fan I was certainly not disappointed with Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen’s adaptation of An Officer and A Gentleman. Lively, uplifting and feel-good,...
  • LIVE: Blondie at Theatre Royal Concert Hall

    Blondie is undoubtedly one of the most influential rock bands of the last century. Their first album was released all the way back in 1976, when lead singer Debbie Harry was only twenty two years old. Time has no effect on the band it seems, with Debbie Harry at...
  • Musicality’s Fame! The Musical @ Nottingham Arts Theatre

    Fame! is a musical that has the perfect mix of acting, singing and dancing. It’s infectious 80’s-themed music made me want to get up on stage and join in with the cast, so grab your neon clothing and leg-warmers before watching this production! The story follows a group of performing...