Apologies for the lack of posts recently, If you read my last one you will perhaps sympathise with my Dissertation situation, keeping me considerably preoccupied recently.
This Thursday I saw a play at Leicester’s fantastic Curve theatre – I’m not a frequent theatre-goer but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. My housemates and I were lucky enough to get front row tickets for Martin McDonagh’s play ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ a fantastically psychological drama focusing on a turbulent relationship between mother and daughter. I’m lucky enough to have a friend that works at the curve as an usher who heavily recommended the show despite giving little away – so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was however very pleasantly surprised to find that It was a brilliant Irish Kitchen sink drama that had some phenomenal performances that perfectly complimented McDonagh’s signature blend of comedy and hysteria.
I’d highly recommend the play to anyone whether you’re a theatre enthusiast or not, however, it’s only running until the 9th of November so do not waste any time! Even if it’s short notice, it’s definitely worth finding out what’s on this season because the curve is an incredible venue with lots to offer from comedy to dance shows all of which have very reasonable ticket prices. Thursday was my first visit to the curve which feels pretty criminal seeing as it’s such a great place to go for live theatre that’s right under our noses in Leicester’s cultural quarter.
Another facet of the cultural quarter is the brilliant Phoenix square, where a rather exciting event is taking place this coming weekend. The Documentary film festival will be hosted at the Phoenix cinema and is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow cineasts and film students alike, as I’m sure plenty members of the film society will be in attendance.