Emma Worrall

The Great Literary Bake Off

Welcome back to the Great Literary Bake Off recap! Last week’s episode began with a savoury pie challenge. Titus Andronicus and Mrs Lovett both made Judge Dumbledore’s eyes twinkle with meat pies’ interesting mystery flavours, while the star bread-maker Peeta Mellark struggled to maintain his winning streak. “It is our...
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Posted Oct. 29, 2018

Body confidence is liberating, and certainly not dangerous

This summer was a big one in terms of thinking about how we talk about ‘fat’ women today, from the backlash to Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty (which I found genuinely sincere and uplifting by the way), to the storm over Netflix’s Insatiable, and finally to the controversy of self-identified...
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Posted Oct. 17, 2018

“A playground of soundscapes”: Hymns for Robots review

Hymns for Robots doesn’t really feel like a play. There is no real sense of beginning and end. Without sounding too pretentious (something the play also tries to avoid), it is more of a series of sketches about Delia Derbyshire’s life while at the same time creating a playground of...
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Posted Oct. 2, 2018

Hormones review: “This is a play about your life”

It has always seemed odd to me how little art is made about students, considering how many young people are going through this odyssey. Other than Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, the process of sticking 18-22-year-olds all together usually many miles away from their parents, ripe as it is for drama...
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Posted Jun. 6, 2018