Dead Dogs, Forged Old Masters, and lots of Wild and Witchy Women: Brighton Festival and Fringe 2019

June 4th, 2019 by

So, that was May. A month spent swapping hats, literally and metaphorically, as I raced from Brighton Festival and Fringe over to Norwich to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and back again to Brighton, sometimes performing, sometimes facilitating other people’s performances, sometimes reviewing for Total Theatre Magazine. Oh and given that the Brighton Fringe extends […]

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Co-Creation, Consent and Criticism

October 27th, 2018 by

I’m standing outside Summerhall in Edinburgh, talking to a well-known journalist, whose daughter is a circus artist. We’re talking grandchildren, and I mention that mine (aged 20 months at the time) was already a seasoned performer, having appeared in two Spiegelcircus shows with his parents. Have they thought about the issue of consent? asks my […]

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Textear el Circo

November 20th, 2017 by

Buenos dias! Total Theatre Magazine is in Mexico, taking part in FiCHo, a festival of circus, clown and physical theatre, which stretches across the sunny city of Guadalajara for ten days in November (then steps out to other parts of the country). Your trusty editor was invited to take part wearing a number of sombreros […]

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This is not a review: Wild Bore and more

August 28th, 2017 by

What are reviews for, that is the question? It’s something that comes up all the time here at Total Theatre Magazine central, especially at the moment, as we struggle to re-establish ourselves, and work out what we are doing here and why. There are some of us who believe passionately in maintaining a reviews section, […]

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Pick n Mix

August 13th, 2017 by

You shall go to the ball, Cinders! Yes, I’m off to the Edinburgh Fringe: a little late to the party, the first time in years that I haven’t been there for the opening week, but it’s all fine as there’s more than two weeks to go, and the last week includes the British Council Showcase, […]

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