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Nico Marrone


Nico somehow came into possession of an MScR in Postcolonial Literature from the University of Edinburgh, where he also served as the Film Editor for The Student. Now he writes Theatre reviews in order to keep himself busy.

Reviews: 81
Other Articles: 5
King's Theatre

Death Drop

Drag takes centre stage at King’s Theatre, delivering camp and chaotic comedy

Edinburgh Playhouse

Blood Brothers

A stellar rendition of Willy Russell’s classic tale of class and brotherhood

Till Death

Bloated corpse of a thriller with a decent concept, but poorly executed

The Mauritanian

Unsure of what it wants to achieve, Kevin Macdonald’s legal drama never reaches the heights it desires

Back to the Wharf

Li Xiaofeng’s noir-inspired crime drama falls short due to an unfocused narrative

Mekong 2030

Thought-provoking anthology of films presenting unique visions for the future

My Favorite War

Stirring coming-of-age autobiographical documentary both for its subject and for Latvia


Unboxed [ONLINE]

Ariel Doron delivers a minimalist exploration of loneliness, perfectly adapted to the digital stage


Rosegold [ONLINE]

An enthralling exploration of the horrors of addiction and trauma


Soul might not be Pixar’s best work – but it is its most existential

Production Lines [via YouTube]

shrapnel [ONLINE]

A deeply relevant piece about kindness and community from an emerging theatre company