Ellen Whyte

Disturbing, disquieting and complex: We Need to Talk about Bobby review

Rating:  ‘We Need to Talk About Bobby (Off EastEnders)’ is among the first works by Paperback, a Birmingham-based theatre company composed of Warwick graduates. Charting the decline of a young TV actress, George Atwell Gerhard’s debut play explores the damage that is done to twelve-year old Annie’s psyche when she...
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Posted Aug. 21, 2017

Love Island: a social media sensation

Over the past six weeks, a social media sensation has sprung upon the unsuspecting British public. The ‘trash’ TV show Love Island has recently become an immense source of fascination as people try and decipher the key to its uber-popularity, but it is not merely the content which has got...
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Posted Jul. 17, 2017

WUDS’ As You Like It “brims with energy, passion and power”

This dystopic depiction of WUDS’ As You Like It promises to deliver a unique rendition of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies in a production that brims with energy, passion and power. As Assistant Producer, I have had the benefit of watching the show from conception to near-completion, a position which leaves...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2016

Preview: Opera Warwick presents The Threepenny Opera

Opera Warwick’s brave choice of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, in collaboration with Codpiece, creates a production that makes the audience “question the treatment of society’s poorest and most desperate” (according to the flyers), with some stand-out musical performances. The story begins with an introduction to Jonathan...
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Posted Jun. 9, 2016

Preview: The White Snake

The White Snake is a truly original production coming to Warwick Arts Centre from Wednesday 1 – Saturday 4 June, and serves as the ideal play to watch to celebrate the end of exams, or to relax in-between them. Telling the traditional Chinese tale of a snake spirit who marries a mortal,...
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Posted May. 31, 2016

Preview: MTW presents Cabaret

Cabaret is a crazy, raunchy riot of a musical that promises to sweep up its audience in its fervour and leave them breathless with its intensity when it plays at Warwick Arts Centre from 18 – 21 May. Whilst I was sadly unable to see an entire run-through of the musical, the...
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Posted May. 17, 2016

Preview: WUDS presents Eurydice

Eurydice delivers a heart-breaking rendition of the tragic tale of Orpheus that will capture its audience within its bizarre, magical world when it opens Wednesday 11 May. With its runtime only just exceeding an hour, it provides a mesmerising interlude for the trials of Term 3. The production elaborates on, and...
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Posted May. 10, 2016

Modern Myths: The Canongate Myth Series

Myths and the stories contained within them are ubiquitous in cultures around the world, and the eighteen novellas found in the Canongate Myth Series retell these ancient legends in an attempt to modernise them and make them relevant to contemporary life. All the stories, written by world-renowned authors such as...
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Posted Apr. 15, 2016

Review: ‘Good Business’ by MTW

MTW’s fresh new musical Good Business is a powerful and gripping saga of lust and violence in 1930s Chicago, focusing on the rivalry between two violent gangs and the love between Vincent Bartolomei (played by Joe Thompson-Oubari) and Nina Savino (played by Lucy Cooper). The musical was co-written by Rob...
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Posted Mar. 15, 2016