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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: 79
Other Articles: 5

Savage State

Attempt at feminist western fails to deliver despite stunning visuals


Visceral gore-fest that slips too easily into tired old horror tropes



Marcia Kelson delivers a humorous take on mother-daughter relationships in the age of lockdown

National Theatre at Home [via YouTube]

Small Island [ONLINE]

A theatrical tour-de-force portraying the adversity faced by the Windrush generation

Da 5 Bloods

Depicting the lasting legacy of the Vietnam War, and the sacrifice of Black soldiers, in a way few films have

Imitating the Dog [via Vimeo]

Heart of Darkness [ONLINE]

A pertinent re-imagining of a controversial literary classic that informs and educates its audience on Europe’s colonial history


Depiction of fraternity and loyalty amidst football violence fails to provide any compelling drama

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Uncut Gems

An utter triumph of a character study that never falters in delivering tension and anxiety

Edinburgh Playhouse

The Lion King

Edinburgh Playhouse comes alive with a roaring success of an adaptation

Traverse Theatre

Hope and Joy

Ellie Stewart’s surrealist exploration of otherness shows promise, but a reliance on out-of-place comedy holds it back

Royal Lyceum Theatre

Barber Shop Chronicles

An insightful and invigorating celebration of black culture and diversity that is both hilarious and heartbreaking