Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein | 2017 | Review

(written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, directed by Susan Stroman) Based on the original 1974 film, Mel Brooks' famous comedy tells the story of Dr. Frederik Frankenstein (Hadley Fraser), pronounced 'Fronk-on-steen', travelling to Transylvania to settle his grandfather's estate, where it is notorious for the murderous rampage of Frankenstein's monster. With the help of … Continue reading Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein | 2017 | Review


Constellations | 2017 | Review

(written by Nick Payne, directed by Thomas Leadbeater and Amy Noriko Ward) This particular production of Nick Payne's classic was produced by the new theatre company Squabbling House, founded by graduates of the Theatre, Film, and Television Department at the University of York. As Constellations is their debut production, there was a lot of excitement as to how co-directors … Continue reading Constellations | 2017 | Review

American Vandal (Season One) | 2017 | Review

(created/written by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, directed by Tony Yacenda) As The Guardian's Graeme Virtue claims in his article about this series, as an audience we are becoming more obsessed with the mockumentary genre. We understand and joke about the common tropes documentaries possess; the moody walk on the beach, the shaky camera when discovering something important. They are … Continue reading American Vandal (Season One) | 2017 | Review

Antony and Cleopatra | 2017 | Review

(written by William Shakespeare, directed by Iqbal Khan) With Antony and Cleopatra as the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer spectacular (alongside Wilde's Salomé at the Swan Theatre), a certain level of grandeur was to be expected when I entered the theatre space. Whilst the elaborate set does make it out to be an epic play, Khan's vision of … Continue reading Antony and Cleopatra | 2017 | Review