The Playlist: Week Five

It’s the fifth week in St. Andrews and if the real world is hitting you a bit hard here’s a playlist to take you away. ‘Stories from Other Places’ is a collection of short stories from Nicholas Shakespeare encompassing different continents with different characters all in some way searching for an identity among cultural, religious and political tensions. Danny Boyle’s ‘Pan’ is the best escape from deadlines and responsibilities, designed as a prequel to the traditional Peter Pan stories, ‘Pan’ (starring Hugh Jackman) tells Peter’s story from orphanage to the saviour of Neverland against Blackbeard. Despite the ‘Bake Off’ having just finished, BBC are back with reality TV in ‘The Apprentice’ –time to take some tips on how not to impress a Lord in a boardroom. Debuting on the Byre stage with a leap for student drama is ‘Equus’. Though famous for its nudity, the play is a psychological story of a boy who blinds six horses and is set to challenge stage conventions. And finally, to keep your spirits high for Raisin weekend Itchy Feet are back to take you back in time with the swing, soul and ska beats of the 50s in the Vic this Tuesday –dust off your dancing shoes it’s going to be a big one.