All posts tagged tragedy

Music in Film: How music can make a scene

It is a known fact that music and film go hand-in-hand. The utilisation of music within a scene, be it the official score, soundtrack or incidental, can underpin the emotions […]

Terry’s ‘Hamlet’ at the Globe – When a wannabe daring production ends up playing it safe

After falling in love with every and each of the plays staged over last season’s Summer of Love at the Globe for their boisterous characters, circus-like atmospheres, luscious costumes and […]

Medea Electronica Review – Pecho Mama’s debut gig-theatre performance will show you that not all monsters go bump in the night

Like most English Lit students, at A-Level I was taught the principles of tragedy: Aristotle and his extensive terms, catharsis, hubris, all that jazz. Well, it all went a bit […]

Ariana Grande Manchester Terror Attack: An Attack on the Arts

It is May 23rd, just gone midday, as I write this. Yesterday was such a beautiful day – London reached 24 degrees, it was like the beginning of summer – […]

Five Shows to see in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be yet another great year for theatre in London! Listed below are my top five picks for must see shows of 2017…   The Wild […]

It’s Too Easy to Forget That Kindness Binds Us

On Sunday morning, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Tu-154 plane crashed in the Black Sea that was heading from Moscow to Syria. The plane was carrying 92 people, among them 64 […]

‘On the Verge of Insanity’, An Exhibition

Over the summer I visited Amsterdam and coincided my visit with a trip to the Van Gogh Museum to see their recent exhibition On the Verge of Insanity. The exhibition combines his works with pieces documenting the development and presence of his illness including the doctor’s note when he cut off his ear and the supposed gun he shot himself with. One of the most powerful effects of an exhibition is that it presents to you a train of thought to piece the works along and map the connections between a lifetime of art; so here is my run-down of the exhibition.

Part 3: Excuse my French, Exams & University

I write this sitting in the departure lounge at Marseille airport. In less than 3 hours, I will be breathing the sweet pollution of London air, and relearning how to […]

Musical Review: 27

“Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain, Morrison and Winehouse: all music legends whose lives were tragically cut short at 27”.  Co-produced by Matt Willis, Arlene Phillips and Sam Cassidy’s 27 explores the tragic […]