Monday 14 August 2017

Theatre Review- Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

Title: Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story
Writer: Stephen Dolginoff

Director: Guy Retallack
Performers: Ellis Dackombe, Harry Downes, and Kris Rawlinson
Seen at: C Too Edinburgh

Review: Nathan Leopold stands before a parole board for the fifth time, having been in prison for 33 years for murdering a fourteen year old boy. The parole board wants to know: why? Flashbacks detail the story of how Leopold and his lover Richard Loeb, progress from petty crime to murder, and where they went from there.

Saturday 20 May 2017

Theatre review - I Know You by Sam Moore

Title: I Know You
Writer: Sam Moore
Directors: Rosie Richards, Georgia Reddington
Performed by: Magpie Productions
Seen at: the Burton Taylor Studio
Cast: Sammy Breen, Benjamin Ashton, Joshua Cathcart
Review: Two men stand on a street corner. One remarks that the other looks nice. The other replies that that’s not what he’s looking for. They return home and sleep together. Afterwards, they discuss other men and how similar they actually are and how well one knows the other.

Saturday 14 January 2017

Book Review- Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh

Title:  Blue is the Warmest Colour / Le bleu est une couleur chaud

Author:  Julie Maroh
Published:   April 2010 by Glenat
Length:  157 pages
Warnings:  graphic sex scenes
Source: library
Other info: This got adapted into a film, La Vie d’Adele, which won the Palme d’Or.
Summary :  Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friend takes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine find herself in a relationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity.

Review: Clementine, age fifteen, sees a blue-haired girl in the street one day. Further meetings with this girl, Emma,  leads to attraction, eventually love.