My First Time Seeing A Bird Poo On Someone

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Lucy Whitehouse’s My First Time series begins firmly at the bottom. If you’re going to write a gratuitously self-indulgent lifestyle blog, probably better start at the bottom and work your way up. Earn a bit of cachet, build up a devoted following, gain a few hysterical fans (dreaming big here) before you even think about … Continued

Peter Pan at The National: Review

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The National’s creative Peter Pan is a masterpiece in joy, but skips over the deep sense of loss found in Barrie’s classic tale.      Following a triumphant run at the Bristol Old Vic, director Sally Cookson brought her production of Peter Pan to the Olivier, building on the success of her acclaimed adaptation of Jane … Continued

Dublin Oldschool: Review

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Kirwan’s first full length, professionally produced play is an entertaining romp through the rave-centred underbelly of Dublin. A couple solidarity microphones, a bare set, a cast of two.  From the moment the lights went up and Kirwan and Lloyd Anderson began a lyrically explosive rap battle, it was clear that Dublin Oldschool had its roots … Continued

Bond & Batman: the best kind of plagiarism

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Bond and Batman are two franchises with the same male power fantasy at their core: that one man (the surrogate for the viewer) can overcome villainy through a display of raw masculinity. It’s a potent premise that is certainly not unique to these franchises, but it’s hard not to admit these two in particuar have each … Continued