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RSC Hamlet Review – ‘This is simultaneous creativity and destruction. To...

John Livesey reflects upon the Basquiat elements of this perceptive RSC production

In Conversation with the Team Behind #Ending the Silence

John Livesey talks to Euton Daley and Amantha Edmead about their latest show at the Old Firestation

Beginning review – ‘comfortable, emotionally-streamlined and ideologically safe’

John Livesey is left cold by a conservative if accomplished transfer

The Twilight Zone – ‘dizzyingly strange’

The Almeida’s adaptation of the hit TV show is baffling and brilliant in equal measure, writes John Livesey

Parliament Square – ‘an assemblage of half-formed thoughts’

The Bush Theatre’s production of James Fritz’s new play fails to live up to its full potential, writes John Livesey

Preview: ‘Lovesong’ – “one of the best pieces of student theatre...

John Livesey is blown away by a preview of the sold-out 'Lovesong'

‘Volpone’ preview – “a very potent type of dramatic humour”

John Livesey is excited by 'Volpone', playing at the Keble O'Reilly in 7th week

‘Lieutenant of Inishmore’ review – ‘An excellent understanding of pace’

John Livesey admires the acting in 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore,' but regrets how it shies away from violent visuals

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Wes Anderson’s films are nostalgic for the present

For Daniel Gonsales, Anderson’s playful films pair loneliness with joy.

Childhood’s Clarity in ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’

The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens with an epigraph from Maurice Sendak, “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”

Oxford should not accept billionaires’ vanity projects

Oxford’s continued acceptance of donations by the super rich like Blavatnik is rotten to the core.

Top Five Must-See ‘Coming of Age’ Films

"‘Coming of age’ isn’t just an umbrella term for drippy films caught up in teenage drama"

The Taste of Success

Julia Alsop speaks to MasterChef finalist and Oxford PhD student, Nawamin Pinpathomrat