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Ireland’s Choice

This morning, Friday 25th May 2018, people all over Ireland got up and headed to the polls to take part in one of the most historic votes of the century – the repeal of the 8th.

Julius Caesar – Political Theatre At Its Best

The basic plot of a dictator murdered to bring peace to a nation but his death bringing about complete anarchy instead seemed almost a little to close for comfort. Whilst Hytner stuck to the script and didn't specifically point the finger at any current politicians, he still delivered a performance which tied very nicely into modern politics.

Should we be considering consensual non-monogamy?

Put simply consensual non-monogamy (not to be confused with cheating) is the understanding between two people that they accept third parties into their relationship. The ways in which they choose to do this are up to them.

I don’t like Kevin Spacey, but can I still watch House of Cards?

In the wake of all these Hollywood scandals, should we really still be trying to separate the artist from art? If so, then I'm failing miserably.

Sexual Harassment in Hollywood Isn’t Rare – It’s Very Very Common

Harvey Weinstein is the latest in a string of men who have used their power and influence as weapons to prey on others. Weinstein could harass, assault and rape women whilst all the time being protected by the inherently misogynistic system that goes with the lifestyle of the rich and the famous.

Why Burlesque Isn’t Anti-Feminist

Having been to quite a few burlesque performances in my time, I've formed my own opinion on the industry. I don't think that burlesque dancing is inherently anti-feminist, quite the contrary, and here's why:

I Take Back What I Said About Taylor Swift

David Mueller, an ex-radio DJ was suing Taylor Swift for $3million saying that her accusations have cost him his job. The DJ had groped Swift, putting his hand up her skirt as they posed for a photograph whilst on tour. 

Jodie Whittaker Is The Dr We All Need

The great thing about the Dr Who series is that it has been created in such a way that the main character can change over and over again without upsetting the plot line.

Andrew Scott’s Hamlet Opens Up A Portal Into Mental Health

Mental health has always been present in Hamlet, with voices in one's head and the apparition of ghosts which others' aren't privy to. Yet Andrew Scott takes it to an entirely new level, making mental health the focal point of his performance.

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