Review: The Last Five Years

Shotgun Theatre’s most recent production saw the musical theatre society take on Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. The play presents a classic story: boy meets girl, they fall in love, things turn sour, they fall out of love. Nothing new there. However, the play’s unconventional temporal structure sets it apart. The production follows…

Interview: Bella Heesom on death, feminism and the arts

An interview all about death, feminism, sexuality and the arts. Following the death of her father and then mother, Bella Heesom turned to play writing to express her grief and encourage others to be more open about emotion and mourning. Her play, My World Has Exploded A Little Bit will be at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter and this will be followed by a death cafe.

Review: Gypsy

Anna Bonet reviews Gypsy, Exeter University Footlights’ production of award-winning American musical by Jule Styne in Exeter’s Barnfield theatre.

Review: Dracula – The Bloody Truth

  If I told you it was possible to put on a production of Dracula that made the audience cry with laughter would you believe me? The Le Navet Bete production company performed in their home city of Exeter from the 31st of March- 1st of April and their version of Dracula was a farcical…

Black Honey at Exeter Phoenix – 25/03/17

Still standing in for Exeter music fans’ favourite gig venue Cavern, Phoenix hosted Brighton-based Black Honey last Saturday night. Being a huge live music fan and experiencing fewer gigs in Exeter than I’d ideally like, the thought of seeing the up-and-comers live was too tempting to resist. After impressive warm-up act FREAK delivered a loud,…

Poltimore Headline Announced: Matthew and the Atlas

It’s been slowly dawning on the horizon for a few moths now. Despite the electric Poltimore Launch in January headlined by Private Agenda and the amazing musical line-up announcement just a few weeks ago, featuring artists such as Delmer Darion and The Little Unsaid, there’s been an announcement that we’ve all been waiting for –…

Review: Blossoms at The Lemon Grove 21/03/17

I’ll admit I was surprised to hear that Blossoms, a band I (among many others, critics and fans alike) consider be one of the most talented upcoming bands of the moment, were set to play at the Lemon Grove. A band for whom I had travelled to see multiple times before was playing right on…

Review: Bear’s Den

Bear’s Den came to the Lemon Grove a few nights ago, bringing a faultless 17-song set. During one song they even performed down in the crowd away from their mic’s .

Review: BierKeller

Razz got the chance to review the latest addition to Exeter’s nightlife, a Bavarian themed beer hall down on the quay. With cheap steins, an abundance of traditional bratwurst and salted pretzels, what more could you want?

Notes on Netflix: Operator

Operator delves into the continuing millennial concern; whether technology can surpass human interaction. This complex issue is explored through the relationship of main characters Joe and Emily, which adds a nice plot layer to the film.