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Nudes and cigarettes can’t steal the scene with Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch in the new West End play “Ink”

Nudes and cigarettes can’t steal the scene with Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch in the new West End play “Ink”

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“In order to be a true journalist, you would ned to learn these basics: finding the angle, coming up with the best headline, and learning to smoke a pack per day.” These were the words of my high school Journalism teacher, Mr. L, who was probably only kidding in the classroom full of underage would-be journalists.   However, James Graham’s newest play “Ink” that retells the story of how the Sun came to be seems to uphold these same values as Mr. L. With Bertie Carvel’s captivating performance as Rupert Murdoch in his early career, “Ink” serves to humanise the media giant and throw questions to the audience on press ethics and purpose. As Murdoch gathers a staff of colourful journalists that are on the mission to revolutionise the press scene in the UK - as well as
Review: Pride & Prejudice The Panto

Review: Pride & Prejudice The Panto

Arts, literature, theatre
What happens when you mix the world of Jane Austen with pantomime humour whilst mashing up modern pop songs in the Regency era? Words: Keziah Leary, Subeditor: Alice Marshall ★★★★☆ The Cockpit Theatre, By Jove No pantomime experience you've had before will quite prepare you for what's in store when you step through the doors at The Cockpit. There are moments of madness, there are moments of genius but most importantly, there are plenty of moments of laughter. Admittedly there are times when you find yourself wondering if you're in the middle of a very bizarre dream. But let's face it, if you're having a dream about Mr Darcy, then it can't be all that bad. I'm not usually a huge fan of pantomimes - the overdramatic and painfully awkward acting coupled with jokes you'd expect to
An Evening With Giovanna Fletcher

An Evening With Giovanna Fletcher

Arts, literature
Taking some time out of her busy schedule, Giovanna spent the evening with some of her most dedicated fans to talk about her new festive novella, Dream a Little Christmas Dream. Words: Keziah Leary, Subeditor: Tenelle Ottley-Matthew   Author and YouTuber, Giovanna Fletcher visited Waterstones Piccadilly yesterday evening to talk about her new short story. Dream a Little Christmas Dream joins Sarah and Brett again to find out what they've been up to since the end of Dream a Little Dream. With life finally starting to get on the right track for Sarah, she suddenly finds out her flatmate, Carly, is moving out. Then when her boyfriend, Brett, starts acting strange, Sarah wonders whether her life actually is as good as she thought. Giovanna spent the evening answering questi
Pride & Prejudice… The Panto (Yep, You Read That Right!)

Pride & Prejudice… The Panto (Yep, You Read That Right!)

Arts, literature, theatre
Mrs Bennet as a dame, Mr Bingley as a broom and Kitty and Lydia as puppets? Welcome to the world of Jane Austen through pantomime... Words: Keziah Leary, Subeditor: Asma Qureshi Anyone who knows anything about British literature, will have heard of Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's most famous novel which introduced us to the wonderful world of the Bennet family, Mr Darcy and a whole lot of romance. But what happens when you take this classic, mash it up with innuendos and modern pop songs and turn it into a pantomime? We headed down to The Cockpit to find out, as we met some of the people doing just that. The day of the tech and dress rehearsal, and the day before opening night, you'd have thought things would've been pretty manic at The Cockpit. But it was quite the opposite
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