Colin Fancy was at Goldsmiths in 1984 when students joined the miners’ pickets: on the 30th anniversary of the strike, this is his account Spring term 1984 A group of activists are chatting in the Students’ Union (SU) bar when we hear that the National Union of Miners (NUM) have come out on strike. It’s […]
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Gbolahan Obisesan is a director, writer, and actor. He is currently directing We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years of 1884 – 1915 at the Bush Theatre. He spoke to London Student about the production, being proactive, and […]
Tim Pigott-Smith is a celebrated British stage and screen actor, whose credits include V for Vendetta, Quantum of Solace and Gangs of New York. He is currently starring in Stroke of Luck, with his wife Pamela Miles, at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park. What’s it like performing at the Park? It’s a very new […]
Standing beneath the portrait of John Burns in the National Portrait Gallery is a bit intimidating. It’s not only the beard. It’s his whole hands-on-hips stance, leaning forward as if to ask, “What’s your deal, pal?” Burns is most famous for his role as a leader of the Great Dock Strike of 1889. But he […]
Knowing only that love, betrayal and death were the themes of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, I was utterly blown away by every aspect of Richard Eyre’s adaptation. From the acting to the design, this play exceeded expectations in every way. Set in the late 1800s, Ghosts is not for the faint-hearted. Helene Alving (Lesley Manville) is […]
With tickets to top productions totalling £70+, the choice between a fully-stocked, pasta-filled cupboard, a liver rightly laced with gin after a night at the ULU bar, a lack of overdraft-induced fear or three hours watching a haunting chorus of ludicrously offensive northern accents form the Thatcher-bashing ‘Billy Elliot’ is a pretty simple one. Always […]