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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: 90
Other Articles: 5
King's Theatre


A board game adaptation perhaps best left unplayed

Traverse Theatre

Human Nurture

A poignant and explosive performance tackling race, friendship, and privilege


An understated exploration of the mindset of an Olympic hopeful

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