• Hamlet by the Three Inch Fools – A Night Out at Newstead Abbey

    Although most of theatre has retreated inside in modern years, outdoor theatre sessions, such as the ones that are taking place at Nottingham’s Heritage sites Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall, allow for modern audiences to get a taste of the theatre as it would have been in the days of...
  • Five Things – Best Film Sequels

    Sequels are risky business in the film world. Some perfectly good films have crashed and burned after the release of bad sequels, leaving nothing but a carcass behind. Despite this, not all hope is lost. There have been some very successful sequels that mirror the appeal of their origin...
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London

    If you’ve ever been for a stroll down London’s South Bank, whether to visit the Tate Modern, take photos of the tourist-enthralling skyline, or just for a breath of fresh air, you’ve probably walked past the neat, almost-round, mock-Tudor Globe theatre, a near-perfect replica of the one that the...
  • Arts Investigates: Is Shakespeare All He’s Cracked Up To Be?

    On his birthday, Impact Arts asks a controversial question… Is Shakespeare even that big a deal? Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve read and watched my fair share of Shakespeare, and I can’t say that I don’t enjoy it now and then but this worship of the man has...
  • STUFF: To She Or Not To She @ Nottingham New Theatre

    Emma Bentley’s production To She or Not to She is a fun-filled one woman show all about Shakespeare and feminism. Performed in an intimate studio space at the New Theatre, Bentley takes her audience on a journey through her own experiences of sexism within the theatre industry. Performed at last year’s...
  • 5 Best Shakespearian Males

    It’s no mean feat to whittle down the great male characters of William Shakespeare’s plays to a list of five. The majority of Shakespeare’s works are set in male dominated worlds and populated by strong, complex and witty male characters, many of which are even granted the title of...
  • 5 Best Shakespearian Females

    Many of Shakespeare’s most renowned plays focus on the male characters at the centre of the narrative; we only have to look at titles such as Othello, Hamlet and Macbeth to understand that the men in these plays are the top dogs. This may be due to the illegality...