Marcus Hyka



Why is it Always Sunny in Philadelphia?

7th May 2022

Writer Marcus Hyka explores the secret to the bold sitcom’s long running success and its mental mechanics. “I haven’t even begun to peak,” declares (likely serial killer and main character) Dennis Reynolds in the third season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. That statement has never been more apt with the show now on its ...


Review: Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! @ Glasgow’s King’s Theatre

10th March 2022

 Marcus Hyka reviews the beautiful and artistically supportive take on the infamous Nutcracker by Sir Matthew Bourne. Thirty years on from the debut of Bourne’s creative vision and one-hundred and thirty years on from Tchaikovsky’s original ballet, New Adventures are once more touring the UK. Award-winning choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne continues to elevate the ballet ...


To extend or not to extend?

28th February 2022

What are the benefits of extensions, and why do we as students feel shame around requesting them? There are a vast array of commodities I relish as a student. Cheap drinks, free entry, perhaps a booth in the library if I’m feeling particularly studious. One overlooked artifact of student life, however, is the assignment extension. ...


I ain’t afraid of no ghost

10th February 2022

As we continue to navigate the confusing world of online dating, Marcus Hyka discusses if it’s ever okay to ghost someone. I believe it was the great American thinker Abigail Breslin who once said: “Ghosting is when you’ve been texting with a guy for a long time, and you know, things are going really, really ...


RuPaul’s *Bro* Race

28th December 2021

Writer Marcus Hyka examines the recent cishet addition to Ru Paul’s highly successful reality show of competing drag queens, and its implications. “It’s finally time for a straight White man to have their piece of the pie”, jokes Maddy Morphosis, the first cisgender, heterosexual drag queen to be competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race in the ...


Globalised theatre: a step in the right direction?

18th December 2021

With C Venues announcing an online platform, on-demand streaming for theatre is on the rise, but is this a good thing? The early 2020s’ Covid-scape has seen our increasing reliance on cyberspace. From university to the office, humanity has migrated to the online ether. And now, this digital revolution can be seen trickling into theatre. ...