Review: Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre

Having seen the Broadway production a few years ago and re-watched the film so many times I have lost count, it may seem silly to go back to London to see the same show again. Yet when something is that good – how can I resist?

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Sexism in Hollywood: Casting Calls

A few months ago I saw a video online created by ‘Casting Call the Project‘ which is trying to raise awareness of the sexism in casting calls in the television and film industry. I wanted to do my part to help make more people aware of these issues so  the next time I was asked to…

Review: Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre

Its been a truth universally acknowledged that the only actress capable of portraying Fanny Brice on stage or film is the one and only Barbara Streisand. No one could possibly fill her shoes and belt out Don’t Rain on My Parade – so why even try? Maybe that is why it has taken so long…

Inside the Bubble – Week 9

Towards the end of the Michaelmas term my editors and I decided to split the Bursting the Bubble feature into ‘Inside the Bubble’ for local news and ‘Bursting the Bubble’ for national and international coverage. Click here to see my report on the week’s local events published on 9 December 2015.

Bursting the Bubble – Week 5

Due to the hectic nature of term time I have not posted all of my work for The Bubble to my portfolio so I am taking the opportunity to catch up a little. In this edition I covered the local news. Click here to view.

Don’t Get Me Started On… The Weather in Durham

Anyone who lives or has lived in Durham in the UK will know what I am talking about when I say the weather is a complicated mess. Living in the North-East of England has been a baptism of fire having grown up in the South-East. I love living in Durham but I won’t lie and…

8 Life Lessons to Learn from Gilmore Girls

So … I recently started writing for HerCampus in Durham and when asked what I wanted to write my first article on, I just knew, it had to be Gilmore Girls. Ever since it was announced that the show would be returning on Netflix I have barely been able to contain my excitement. Every casting announcement,…

The Sound of Music Live: A masterpiece of Christmas television

The Sound of Music is and always will be my favourite musical. Featuring historical drama, nuns, and songs that can’t help but make you sing along, I spent most of my childhood running around the house and garden (or pretty much any location) singing ‘The Lonely Goatherd’ and ‘Do-Re-Mi’. So you can imagine I was…