Editor-in-Chief Elliot Douglas offers his take on what to look out for at this year’s festival.

St Andrews’ very own student arts festival starts today and The Tribe will be offering daily coverage of some of the events. But for those of you who can’t decide what to go to see, see below for our recommendations of some of the most interesting events that this year offers.

  1. An Education – 7th and 8th April, 7.30pm, The St.Age

I love this film and I love student-written theatre, so a stage adaption of the Nick Hornby film by St Andrews’ own Minoli De Salva obviously has me in bits. Stalwart of the theatre scene Ellie Burke is sure to make a capable Jenny, and this story of a young woman coming of age is intensely relatable for anyone at university.

2. Inklight – Pound Poems – 6th and 13th April, 12-4pm and 11-4pm, Union and Taste

It’s an On The Rocks classic! Come along to The Union or Taste, and pay a simple pound for a personalised poem produced by Inklight! This celebrated event is much anticipated each festival so come down to get your customised poem.

3. The Twelfth Night – 10th April, 2pm, The St.Age

In a first for the festival, they are going international! A group of Italian high school students reached out to On The Rocks requesting to put on a production of the Shakespeare play. This production is followed by a discussion and talk with academics from the School of English and the School of Modern Languages.

4. The Bell Pettigrew Museum and Sessions – 10th and 11th April, various times, The Bell Pettigrew Museum

My favourite secret study spot is going mainstream with two festival events which are sure to be tremendous fun. First of all is a performance tour of the museum with a potential visit by Dr Bell Pettigrew himself. Then the following night will be a musical soiree taking place in St Andrews’ best-kept secret with the background of stuffed animals.

5. The God of Carnage – 11th and 12th April, 7.30pm, Barron Theatre

Emma Gylling Mortensen, fresh from success with Rabbit Hole last semester, is back with another fantastic contemporary play. Sure to be a wonderful production, this play sees two couples meeting to discuss a fight which their children have been involved in.