Emily Heggadon Emily Heggadon

Deputy Arts Editor (2010/11)

Emily has written 38 articles for Nouse

Natural Progression

Musicians have recently more than ever been jumping from one art form to another. Emily Heggadon explores the rate of success and failure amongst our daring songsters

Deputy Editor’s Picks

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to the barn this week. Directed by Rosie Fletcher, this iconic and much parodied tale of love, deceit, fairies and asses, faces the challenge of creating something innovative


The Barn’s latest production, a performance of Art by Yasmina Reza, did not live up to the comedy it promised, and fell short of the play’s high critical acclaim. Rating: **

My inner child

Emily Heggadon talks to author Michael Morpurgo on the power of children’s literature, the success of War Horse, and the innate appeal of storytelling

York DramaSoc at NSDF 2011

York’s Drama Society have long had a good history with the annual National Student Drama Festival, and once again they are set to make it their stomping ground with the 2011 season just days away

Ramadan Amadeus

Tom Vickers’ Ramadan Amadeus is an ambitious attempt to stylise the canonical Faust narrative in a novel way, but ultimately ends up chasing its own tale in the lengthy production. It is not without its merits – in the form of moments of inspired acting, and an enthused use of the drama barn itself – but it fell short of making a positive lasting impact

Deputy Editor’s Picks

9th March, Central Hall, 19.30 The University of York Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Stringer present the Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony.…

Criminal Creativity

Imagine having a cat thrown at you, disregard the urge to laugh, and view it as an artistically crafted political statement. Due to acts such as this, Voina – an extremist Russian art collective in a fight for left wing artistic ideology – have been jailed, creating notoriety amongst the Russian police and society

Fusion: Playing Games

Despite exemplary attention paid to detail and flair for design, this year’s Fusion sadly falls short of the expectations which it generated

Black Comedy

Peter Shaffer’s excellently scripted Black Comedy lit up the stage in the Drama Barn last night. The main part of the action taking place in a power cut opens up avenues for hilarity, mistake and chaos – and chaos definitely does ensue

To Kill A Mockingbird

In general, To Kill a Mockingbird was well cast and therefore showed acting of the highest standard; it is a shame there were some shortcomings, as they were never able to reach fever pitch

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde is a challenging and perhaps unconventional choice for Central Hall Musical Society, and from last night’s performance, it is obvious that the talent for it is there – even if other aspects are not