It was the last to close and the first to open; for our August Theatre Review, Jess Steadman tells us exactly why Six – a feminist retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives – is the musical the world needed.
Ezra Sharpe explains how delving into the works of the 20th century philosopher Jean-Paul Satre helped him come to terms with his strange dislike of Damien Chazelle’s popular and and critically acclaimed La La Land.
In the first of our new The Books That Made Me series, Deborah Ogunnoiki reviews Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s critically acclaimed ‘Americanah’. She explains why a diverse cultural representation is so important in literature and how she felt validated and seen through the stories of Adichie’s characters.
Mia Clement states the importance of reading books during a pandemic with reference to some of her own recommendations.
“A mesmerising balance between subtlety and revelation so that we are left with a tender yet bitingly funny account of modern life”
For this month’s review, Literature Editor Katharine Spurrier looks at the nuances of the modern world seen in Dolly Alderton’s ‘Ghosts’
Illustration: Ben Beechener
Now term is over, Jess Steadman has put together her top reading recommendations for your summer.
As Pride Month draws to a close,
discover “some newly published gay treasures which ditch the whole boy-meets-girl scenario that still floods today’s media” with India Gray this summer.
Hetta Johnson examines the failures of book adaptations and gives us the list of books she would like to see on screen.
In this month’s review, Jess Steadman looks into the delicate exploration of motherhood, society, and identity in Maria Dahvana Headley’s ‘The Mere Wife’.
‘If you would like to read Rebecca, the perfect place for it is in Cornwall.’ In this article, Freddie Hull looks at the novel Rebecca and explores how a place can affect how you read literature.