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Review: The Events

Anna Marshall is inspired by Cuth's Drama Society and Music Durham's collaborative drama. Ultimately, The Events by Davud Grieg is a play about community. Grieg’s story of the aftermath of a shooting spans the comprehensive scope of human emotion. Directed by Alice...

Review: Vincent River

Maddie Lock was immersed in Pitch Productions' intimate drama. As the stage was plunged into darkness at the end of Pitch Productions’ Vincent River, it was as if I was able to take a breath for the first time since it had begun.  The play follows the story of...

Review: Seussical

Jennifer Baker revels in the childhood nostalgia of DULOG's Dr. Seuss inspired annual Gala Theatre performance. As their biggest-scale musical of the year and, equally, one of the first DST shows of 2018, I was excited to see DULOG embracing contemporary musical...

Review: Boys

Jake Hathaway slips across the ice to the City Theatre to see LTC's rambunctious production. Boys, by Ella Hickson, is an interesting play. Interesting because it deals with a difficult subject matter in an unusual setting, interesting because of the level of...

A Round-Up: The Picnic

Eleanor Diggle settles into Empty Shop's intimate studio space for a showcase of brand spanking new student writing. As I sat down to watch The Picnic, elbow to elbow (quite literally) with my fellow audience members in the intimate space of Empty Shop HQ, I had no...

Review: Medea

Georgie Proctor gets a taste of 1TC's antidote to Christmas cheer. Directors Katie Sawyer and Hannah Sanderson have approached the Classical tragedy of Euripides’ Medea with an emphasis on the genre’s modern-day reverberations; First Theatre Company have definitely...

Review: Woyzeck

Olivia Bevan allows herself to be immersed in Fourth Wall Theatre's new take on a German classic. On arrival at Fourth Wall Theatre’s production of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, I certainly did not know what to expect, and my trepidation only deepened when, upon entering...

Review: An Ideal Husband

Eleanor Diggle spends a night revelling in DUCT's reincarnation of Oscar Wilde's world of farcical fin-de-siecle high society. I am, I confess, perhaps a biased reviewer when it comes to DUCT’s An Ideal Husband. Not only was I slightly under the weather (as everyone...

Review: MOSCOS

Layla Chowdhury is excited and amused by LTC's full length student-written clown and puppet show. Upon entering the Assembly Rooms Theatre, we were greeted by vintage sci-fi posters, finger paintings and a stage decorated with brightly coloured space images. This...

Urine Town

Congratulations Rollers Theatre Company's for their fantastic production of Urine Town at Southwark Playhouse. It's been the companies most successful year to date with Durham Graduates from 2000 to 2017 active members. We can't wait to see what you do next!