• Musicality review: Love, Laughter and Loathing

    From Hamilton to Legally Blonde the Nottingham University Musicality performers put on a spectacle of songs from some of the most well-known musicals on stage. Their most recent sold-out production, titled ‘Love, Laughter and Loathing’, had audiences loving the talent, laughing at the theatrical comedy and loathing themselves for...
  • Arts Feature: A History of Witchcraft in the UK

    Amongst the most common Halloween costume characters, zombies, vampires, ghosts… there is one that remains triumphant: the witch. But where does this fascination with witchcraft come from? Made punishable by death in the UK in 1542 under the reign of King Henry VIII, witchcraft was a crime leading to...
  • Five Best Arty Halloween Costumes

    With Halloween fast approaching, Impact Arts brings you the five best arty Halloween costume ideas, for when going as a vampire or a zombie just won’t cut it. #1 – V: V for Vendetta First on this list; a little something for those who have grown tired of the...
  • Wicked @ The Lowry Theatre, Manchester (19/07/15)

    As a self-confessed musical theatre nerd, I have always been slightly disappointed in myself for not seeing the supposed ‘musical of all musicals’, which comes in the form of Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked. Since seeing intriguing extracts and songs performed, I have always wanted to find out the full story...
  • Arts Room 101: Music in Musicals

    Although this could have been written by IMPACT Music, I felt that the topic is centred around flaws when applied specifically to musicals, which falls squarely within the Arts. Also although the argument I am going to present is going to be scathing, it must be noted that I do...
  • 5 Musicals To See If You Don’t Like Musicals

    Let’s be honest, musical theatre is not everyone’s cup of tea. Many will despair at the thought of having to sit through 2 hours of spontaneous singing and dancing, which let’s face it is usually pretty tenuous to the plot. . . if there even is a plot. But...