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Taming Who?

Taming Who?

31st October 2014

You’ve probably heard of Harrods. You might not have heard of St. Saviour’s Church, which is just behind the swish department store in Knightsbridge. The church is the home of the Intermission Youth Theatre group, and this week a few of us visited to see their modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s 'The Taming of the Shrew', the aptly named, ‘Taming Who?’

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy, and explores the roles of men and women in relationships. As you might expect, we were keen to see how the cast provided their own take on the story, especially in our modern society. A modern day Shakespeare would be impressed with the twist they have added at th…

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What We Learned From That Girl

What We Learned From That Girl

30th October 2014

As the creator and star of HBO’s ‘Girls’, what is Lena Dunham trying to tell us with her new book title? That she’s nothing like her character, Hannah, in real life? After reading I’m inclined to disagree.

In her new book 'Not That Kind of Girl', Dunham shares her deepest intimacies with her reader, which she categorises into the following sections: Love & Sex, Body, Friendship, Work and Big Picture, all issues that my 18 year old self panicked about on a daily basis. But definitely not to the extent that Dunham experienced. On the back of the book Lena's father Carroll Dunham says: “This book should be required reading for anyone wh…

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Salford Stood Up to Stand Out

Salford Stood Up to Stand Out

28th October 2014

An early start and sprint up the motorway and we arrived in Salford at the Kings Arms, a brilliant pub made famous by it's diverse theatre and comedy programme and appearance in student life sitcom, Fresh Meat, which ironically is what our workshop participants were.

Every woman that came through the door of our Stand Up to Stand Out Workshop as part of the Women in Comedy Festival, had little to no experience of stand up comedy, but these fiesty northern lasses were not afraid to give it a go. We assembled in a chilly green room, where Funny Women founder, Lynne Parker, told us all to put away our pens, notepads and phones because all we'd need for this workshop was our eyes,…

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Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model

15th October 2014

Last night 2008 Funny Women Awards winner Katherine Ryan was at the Komedia, one of our favourite haunts in Brighton, performing her new stand up show 'Glam Role Model'. 

The Canadian comedian has a knack for discussing serious and important subjects through the medium of celebrity. She tackles the UK's class system and our adherence to it using the example of our treatment of the singer Tulisa, who Katherine had a run in with on a panel show and current American Sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence

Katherine talks a lot about her English flatmate - her five year old daughter - and their relationship in a single parent family. Katherine is particularly concerned ri…

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Feel the sexual tension with Eastend Cabaret

Feel the sexual tension with Eastend Cabaret

12th October 2014

We’ve all felt it; experienced it; known it…right? That feeling you get when your eyes meet across a crowded room. The tingle on the back of the neck when someone gets a little to close. Sexual tension. Well now EastEnd Cabaret have transferred those feelings on to the Soho Theatre stage and want to make you the object of their affections.

Bovarian diva, Bernadette Byrne and her genderly confused sidekick, Victor Victoria bring you an evening of unashamedly filthy musical comedy that aims to relieve you of any sexual tension, but in fact creates more. Thinking you’re safe sitting in a darkened auditorium is pointless as Bernie will literally climb through the audien…

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