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Edinburgh: The Story So Far

August 17th, 2012 by

So, I’ve made it to the halfway point and more – that feels like something! And the Total Theatre Awards shortlist is done. Just 28 shows to see and judge, then, plus all the late-opening shows / shows I’ve promised myself or someone else I’ll see even if not shortlisted… And the story so far? The Fringe […]

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Hunt and Darton: The Hunt and Darton Café

If it’s Thursday it must be Edinburgh…

August 3rd, 2012 by

So, here I am in Edinburgh, on the eve of the opening of the Fringe – it officially kicks off tomorrow, Friday 3 August. Today was planned as a quiet, settling in sort of day. Two shows booked to review (some have opened early), and maybe a bit of networking and organising. This is how […]

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We or I?

May 15th, 2012 by

My work for Total Theatre has sporadically placed me in contexts where critical opinions on a production are collectively scrutinised. In these conversations, very often a consensus is reached: shared languages do exist for the analysis of how ideas are executed through a production, the quality of that production, or the quality of a performer’s […]

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March 8th, 2012 by

Ola do Brasil! If you were wondering why your editor had gone a bit quiet these past few weeks, it is because she’s been in Brazil on an extended research trip. Is still there, in fact, spending quality time with LUME Teatro and other Brazilian companies! So being in Brazil in February/March means being in […]

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Kings and Fools

January 8th, 2012 by

Epiphany! So the Three Kings have come and gone, the Christmas trees have been taken down, and the Twelfth Night revellers have sobered up. The world is no longer turned upside down – everything’s back in its rightful place. It’s back to work, then… Except of course that for many working in theatreland, the Christmas […]

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