Amy Robinson

Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire: Nothin’ But A Good Time

Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire: Nothin’ But A Good Time

Last night, on July 23rd, Sunderland Empire welcomed me into experiencing another one of their immersive productions, this production being the infamous musical Rock of Ages. Brought to the stage by Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Selladoor Worldwide  and Gavin Kalin, Rock of Ages follows aspiring rockstar Drew Boley (Luke Walsh), who is working as a busboy […]

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Coronation Street paving the way towards a stigma-free society with mental health storyline

Coronation Street paving the way towards a stigma-free society with mental health storyline

Admittedly, I have never been an avid consumer of British Soap Operas. Until recently, I dismissed programmes like Coronation Street; my opinion was that they were dull, unentertaining and, to be frank, not worthy of my time. My only reason for ever tuning into watch Coronation Street was down to a character I liked on the show, that […]

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Review: The Girl on the Train at the Theatre Royal

Review: The Girl on the Train at the Theatre Royal

On April 29, 2019, the UK tour of The Girl on The Train arrived at its sixth destination: Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of the production to experience the theatrical adaptation of my favourite book and film. Adapted by Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel and a box office hit […]

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Cold Pursuit Review: not a “Taken” movie on ice

Cold Pursuit Review: not a “Taken” movie on ice

Just yesterday, I went to the cinema to watch Liam Neeson’s new feature Cold Pursuit. My reason for going was purely academic research, attempting to study the critics’ reception of the movie following Neeson’s racial comments. For context: set in the snowy hills outside of Denver, Cold Pursuit follows Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), a snowplow driver in Denver, Colorado, who […]

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Dirty John gets UK release rate on Netlfix: Preview

Dirty John gets UK release rate on Netlfix: Preview

  Dirty John is a true crime podcast hosted by journalist Christopher Goffard, and created by the Los Angeles Times and Wondery. Released in 2017, the podcast is an in-depth insight into the life of con artist and sociopath, “Dirty” John Meehan. The podcast has six parts, each with a duration of around forty-five minutes. The […]

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show at Sunderland Empire

Review: The Rocky Horror Show at Sunderland Empire

Richard O’Brien’s infamously subversive and erotically-charged rock and roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, has just begun the fist leg of its UK Tour at the Sunderland Empire on the 28th of January. The show is running until the 2nd of February at the Sunderland Empire and I was lucky enough to attend the musical’s opening […]

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YOU: review with spoilers

YOU: review with spoilers

Since its debut on Netflix on Boxing Day, You has become one of the most talked-about shows, both in life and on social media. Set in the gritty side of Manhattan, New York, You follows a book store manager, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl), who develops an invasive obsession with a young woman who visits his store. The woman, […]

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Netflix’s ‘Dumplin’: a protest in heels

Netflix’s ‘Dumplin’: a protest in heels

Netflix released another outstanding original film on the 7th of December: director Anne Fletcher’s mother-daughter, coming-of-age tale, Dumplin’. View this post on Instagram   Official DUMPLIN’ poster is here! Loved working with all these people so so much ❤️Check it out in select theatres and @netflix on December 7th. New music by @dollyparton dropping Nov 30th […]

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Is it so terrible?

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Is it so terrible?

  View this post on Instagram   Welcome to our world. 🗝 Check out these posters inspired by #DisneysNutcracker and the Four Realms. Which one is your favorite? A post shared by Disneys Nutcracker (@disneysnutcracker) on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:37pm PDT Since its release on November 2nd, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms has been faced […]

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The Best of BBC: Clique, Series 2

The Best of BBC: Clique, Series 2

After a hiatus of a year and a half, creator Jess Brittain (Skins) has returned to BBC Three with the second series of smash hit show Clique, which premiered on 10 November. After the success of series one, the show’s return has been highly anticipated by its fans. The series is a dark thriller/drama, tackling issues […]