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Editorial #6

14 April 2017

A big thank you 

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Earning your stripes

14 April 2017

The reality of onstage pain, by Oliver Strong

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As A Man

14 April 2017

Oliver Rudge from he she they reflects on gender

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When I think of Syria

14 April 2017

Munya Redman-Bayasi remembers Syria before 2011, which the rest of the world seems to have forgotten

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Hear The People Sing: Jo Cox tribute

14 April 2017

Dona Munday explains her summer project in tribute to the MP

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Where my Celts at?

14 April 2017

Bronwen Davies and Eilidh Nurse ask how 'National' the NSDF really is

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From the quiet human in the corner

14 April 2017

One festgoer has loved this week, but picks holes in the way the festival runs

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Your workout is incomplete

14 April 2017

The Fitness is over. But minds have been blown, say Bronwen Davies and Lucy Bird

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Check your privilege

14 April 2017

Phoebe Graham struggles to connect with Thick Skin

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Technician Impossible #6

14 April 2017

The toughest one yet...

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Angels and demons

14 April 2017

Something essential is lost in this adaptation of David Almond's Skellig, says Florence Bell

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Rewrite the narrative

14 April 2017

Kate Wyver responds to the discussion on women in leadership

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The big picture

14 April 2017

Phoebe Graham on the beautiful mundanities of Ordinary Days

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Technical marvels

14 April 2017

Ciara Shrager reviews some of the most impressive tech, lighting and sound design of the festival

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Shine a light

14 April 2017

Thick Skin should make us take a long look at ourselves, says Lily James

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Poetic response to a poetic response

14 April 2017

Nat Norland responds in kind

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A good offence

14 April 2017

Thick Skin goes beyond just comedy to make pertinent points on social issues, says Florence Bell

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'Minority' report

14 April 2017

Jasmine Chong reflects on her own ethnic Chinese identity in the context of the UK and student theatre

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The resistance

14 April 2017

Louise Cross responds to Ghee Bowman's provocation

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Uncomfortably great

14 April 2017

Adam Hutton squirms under the racist gaze of Thick Skin – and loves it

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Pleasant surprises

14 April 2017

Elise Fairbairn shares her thoughts on Skellig, Thick skin and Ordinary Days

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Much extend, very metaphor, wow

14 April 2017

Alex Prescot on the intensity of a week at NSDF, and whether that's a good thing

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To myself, a week ago

14 April 2017

Florence Bell gives some advice to her past self

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Boxes within boxes within boxes

14 April 2017

Ghee Bowman talks to Pixels designer David Callanan about how he achieved the show's onstage technical wizardry

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It's nothing personal until it is

14 April 2017

Callum Kenny pockets his £20 like a trooper

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Credit where credit's due

14 April 2017

Shannon Atherton on how the issues facing us in society have been tackled with skill, respect and consideration

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Everyone back to ours

14 April 2017

With the idea of seeing what a person from Hull would make of NSDF, Lily James invited a Tinder date to watch Skellig and Ordinary Days with her

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Nothing really matters

14 April 2017

Sad Little Man is made up of fragments, driven by exceptional performances, but the female voice is drowned out, says Florence Bell 

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Masters of puppets

14 April 2017

There's a warmth and charm to Skellig, thanks to a strong ensemble and thoughtful design, says Joseph Winer

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It's a kind of magic

14 April 2017

Skelling is full of heart and the feeling that everyone is having a good time, says Phoebe Graham​

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If we build it, they will come

13 April 2017

Harriet Mayne on her experiences so far with the Technical Team

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Editorial #5

13 April 2017

This one's for the people who work in the dark

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Technician Impossible #5

13 April 2017

Take us to the ball...

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Good grief

13 April 2017

The visceral, emotionally jarring Sad Little Man keeps Eve Allin in suspense, then drops her into a gaping hole

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More limericks with Lilith and knock-offs from Nat: Say it Loud, Pixels and Celebration

13 April 2017

Celebration finally gets what it deserves from Nat Norland. Lilith Wozniak measures her words

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Through the gears

13 April 2017

It's the Cogs that make the wheels turn in Cognitions, says Florence Bell

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...and you have my pity

13 April 2017

Sad Little Man is a smart, simple, wry, hurting play, says Lily James

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Futures made of virtual insanity

13 April 2017

A technological spectacle is at the heart of this installation theatre, says Phoebe Graham

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Off to Neverland

13 April 2017

Kate Wyver demands we're given the space to play

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Did you get a bad review?

13 April 2017

A poetic response to the criticism of Florence Bell and Lily James, by Miriam Schechter

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Techies: why do we do it?

13 April 2017

Keira Dulake on getting ahead in the tech industry, and why it's great being a part of the NSDF Technical Team 

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Consider yourself proven wrong

13 April 2017

Eve Allin is tired of being edited out of her own history

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Sometimes you need a punch to the gut

13 April 2017

The raw emotion of Sad Little Man makes it a stand-out show for Wilkie Dickinson-Sparkes

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Part of a bigger picture

13 April 2017

Lilith Wozniak and Ben Kulvichit discuss their reaction to Pixels and sci-fi theatre in general

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Nothing is happening, the pixels are huge

13 April 2017

More a durational art piece than a play, Pixels leaves Eve Allin unsettled and unable to look away

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Stop me if you've heard this one before

13 April 2017

Sad Little Man is a lot of things to Kate Wyver

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In colour

13 April 2017

Pixels is a visual and technical triumph, but its retro sci-fi tropes don't speak to Lily James

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Witness the fitness

13 April 2017

Day two of the Management Team's exercise routine, and not even unfortunate bra choices can stop them, say Bronwen Davies, Lucy Bird and Martha Owen

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Cogs/things/blobs

13 April 2017

Phoebe Graham struggles with Cognitions

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