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A cartoon drawing of a young man in a green morph suit, holding a pregnancy test, with a penguin standing next to him and a crab next to his feet. The words 'The First Last' are written next to him

Review: The First Last – ‘an unmitigated triumph’

Student playwright Matt Kenyon's hilarious comedy about unplanned fatherhood is on at the BT Studio until Saturday
A comedian stands on stage holding a microphone. The background is black

Should comedy have an expiration date?

In a politically correct society, we look at whether it is right to remove offensive jokes from comedies written before our time
Two girls sit in front of a clothes rail, with white ruffles round their necks, one of them looking at the other

Review: The Roaring Girl – ‘a ground-breaking proto-feminist piece of theatre’

With cross-dressing, feminist themes and a feisty soundtrack, The Roaring Girl proves a fifth week delight
A young woman and man sitting on the floor in a living room; the man looks off to the side and the woman is looking at him

Review: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – ‘complex but never cumbersome’

With a compelling performance and effective use of lighting and music, Dromadaire Productions encourages us to consider the importance of communication

Female Comedians Finding the Funny in the Filth

The term ‘female comedians’ is a, well, funny one. Should we still be so insistently adding the ‘female’ part? Female comedians are...

The exploitation of musicians’ emotional struggles

"The general reaction to musicians’ pains is a testament to the humanity of our age."

The Funny/Not Funny Exercise

A review of David Sedaris' 'Calypso' (Little, Brown, 2018)
A young woman dressed up as a man reads off a sheet of paper as she gives a speech; three actors stand in the background watching her

Review: Twelfth Night – ‘dispels the myth that Shakespeare isn’t...

Brasenose Arts Week puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
A group of four young women and a young man rehearsing a scene from a play. There is a picture of Oscar Wilde on a wall in the background

Preview: A Woman of No Importance – ‘promises an informed, thorough...

Magdalen Players reimagine Oscar Wilde's melodramatic comedy in fourth week

Q&A – a play that ‘takes a turn into the chaotic...

Witty, absurd, and ultimately hilarious, Q&A is an entertaining one-act play, even if at times the dialogue lacks spontaneity
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