images: http://www.rickgenest.com/ Rick Genest, or sometimes better known as ‘The Zombie Boy’, is a twenty-six-year-old from Canada who has challenged the typical ideas of beauty. He got his first tattoo at the age of sixteen and from there on has continued to cover his body with the artwork of Frank Lewis. After leaving school, Genest took to an underground life of ‘tattoos, piercings, music and DIY … Continue reading Zombie Boy
The Bike Shed are currently promoting a new production, After Dark. Take a look at the press release and trailer below to see if it’s your cup of tea! One woman’s journey of transformation, from a late night café to the son she left behind. Set in the South West, this sparkling new play from local writer Hugh Janes explores life, love and loss through the … Continue reading Take a trip to the Bike Shed before the end of term!
English Touring Opera Xerxes – Reviewed by Mark Izatt James Conway’s production of Xerxes sets Handel’s convoluted story of love, conflict and gender-bending in the context of World War II Britain. This change suits the Opera well, bringing out the themes of love and war, and their similarities. As conflicts emerged between characters and the story became more complex, references to warfare grew increasingly apparent, finally culminating … Continue reading Northcott Review Round Up: A summary of the most recent performances reviewed by our writers this term.