Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre (2017)

Published by TSA. It’s a quiet, soft moment on stage. A group of scanty clad, intoxicated delinquents are slowly being roused from their drunken slumber when the silence finally breaks as Alison (Chloe-Ann Taylor) makes the worst, most unthinkable discovery a mother can make. Taylor’s profound, shattering wails pierce the eerily still air and reverberate […]

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Shelley, Welsh, Nabokov: The Dream Authors Panel with Eventbrite

This week, I was inspired by Eventbrite – a platform that allows event organisers to plan, promote, and sell tickets to events and publish them on social media – to come up with my dream panel of authors, dead or alive, to hear talk about their particular genre and bestselling books. I have used Eventbrite […]

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Review: T2 Trainspotting

Published by Glasgowist. Trainspotting is the film of the 1990s, the film of a generation. A phenomenon that perfectly captured a decade in time, making the world laugh, cry, cringe, and recoil in horror, disgust, and delight. Mark Renton, Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williamson, Danny ‘Spud’ Murphy, and Francis ‘Franco’ Begbie are characters almost every Scot […]

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Theatre Review: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. More than two decades after the original stage play of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting was performed at Citizens Theatre in 1994, Harry Gibson’s theatrical adaptation returned on Friday. Directed by main stage director-in-residence Gareth Nicholls, this incarnation of what is arguably Scotland’s biggest cult followed story burst onto the stage with a fresh […]

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Preview: Trainspotting at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Published by Glasgowist. With the highly anticipated release of Trainspotting 2, expected to arrive at cinemas in February 2017, Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is revisiting the original Trainspotting stage production, adapted from Irvine Welsh’s 1993 novel. Twenty two years after the first theatrical production of the story that defined Scotland’s 80s heroin epidemic for the 90s […]

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Film Review: Victor Frankenstein

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. Victor Frankenstein is an outlandish and, at times, implausible but thoroughly enjoyable twist on the legendary tale of the man who created a monster. With a rather exaggerated but electrified performance from James McAvoy as Doctor Victor Frankenstein, and Daniel Radcliffe as obedient side-kick Igor, this film tells the story […]

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moon child // Film Review: Room

Published by Huffington Post. Based on Emma Donoghue’s acclaimed novel of the same name, Room focalises on Jack, a five-year-old boy held captive with his mother Joy Newsome in a squalid shed at the bottom of Old Nick’s garden – a narrative in-part inspired by five-year-old Felix who was one of the children fathered by […]

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Top 5 Books You Should Be Reading in 2016

You’d probably expect a literature student to constantly have their head buried in a book. You expect them to be a complete and utter bookworm, practically eating the neated pressed piles of paper like tictacs. But, not me. To my eternal irritation, I’m actually quite a slow reader. I usually need a bit of a […]

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Essential Film Review: Trainspotting

Published by the Strathclyde Telegraph. ‘Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career.’ Choose watching Trainspotting religiously until you can rhyme off their entire iconic opening monologue on command. Adapted from Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name, written in the dialect of Leith, Edinburgh, Trainspotting is a cult classic film that has been picked […]

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Essential Read: The Shining

Read my essential read review of Stephen King’s The Shining in this month’s Strathclyde Telegraph here!

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