Authors Posts by Alex Barasch

Alex Barasch

Alex Barasch
I'm the current Arts Officer for St Hilda's College, the RSC's Student Ambassador to Oxford and one of Cherwell's Stage Editors. I can be reached at

Brutalist Russia and Bowie: Marlowe’s Edward II reimagined

Alex Barasch talks to the cast and crew of this radical new take on Marlowe’s masterpiece

Preview: No Exit

Alex Barasch is impressed by this engaging approach to Sartre's most famous work

Preview: Doctor Faustus

Alex Barasch is excited by this new take on Marlowe's magnum opus

Review: Pripyat

Alex Barasch is impressed by both the performers and playwright of this important piece of new writing

Review: Le Petit Prince

Alex Barasch is charmed by this adaptation of Saint-Exupéry’s classic novel

Spotlight: Hip-Hop Histories

Alex Barasch appreciates the unlikely union of Shakespeare and hip-hop

Backstage: Doctor Faustus

Alex Barasch talks to Cai Jauncey about direction and design

Spotlight: Drama and identity

Alex Barasch notes a welcome development in Oxford’s theatre scene and beyond

Interview: Jessy Parker Humphreys

Alex Barasch talks to Jessy Parker Humphreys, one half of Not Your Nice Girl, about gender, drama and performance art in Plush


Union Standing Committee vote to continue with Bannon event

Officials voted narrowly to not cancel the event, despite pressure from student groups

Oxford Dictionaries announce Word of the Year 2018

Runners-up included 'big dick energy', 'incel', and 'gammon'

Normal People Review – ‘a novel that speaks to the current climate’

Jenny Scoones discusses the portrayal of masculinity and friendship in Sally Rooney's second novel

Labour councillor suspended for anti-semitism to rejoin party

Lloyd-Shogbesan was suspended from the Labour council after he shared "inappropriate and offensive" posts

Oxford Union officers revolt against Steve Bannon invite

Union secretary Nick Brown has called an emergency meeting of Standing Committee – the society’s governing body – to vote on cancelling the event on Friday