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 […]
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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 […]
I started cycling Boris Bikes round Hyde Park last summer, which was the first time I’d cycled since I was about 15. It’s brilliant, so round Hyde Park soon became round everywhere, at which point I strained my knee and found out that Boris Bikes are not designed for heavy use. So at the beginning of July I finally got my own bike.