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Winning Hearts and Minds

August 28th, 2017 by

Summerhall are all-victorious in the Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form category of the Total Theatre Awards 2017  There is an irony, says Rachel Mars, picking up her Total Theatre Award, in making a show about competition and envy that goes on to win an award… Her show, Our Carnal Hearts, is a total delight. […]

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Slap and Tickle – Cheese and Pickle

August 16th, 2017 by

Dorothy Max Prior encounters the force that is Liz Aggiss, whose show Slap and Tickle comes to the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 as part of the British Council Showcase. ‘I stage a revolt against the mundane and banal through the re-appropriation of glamour and beauty. I am a one-woman operation; performing, directing myself, writing texts, sorting […]

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Mime and So Much More: LIMF’s 40th Anniversary Edition

February 8th, 2017 by

A magical merging of choreography and film-making, puppetry of every persuasion, Beckettian clowns, the body as manipulated object, and circus shows that deconstruct and re-asssemble the traditional skills into new forms:  this and more was seen at the London International Mime Festival by Total Theatre’s team of writers. Dorothy Max Prior reports on shows seen […]

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Under a Magnifying Glass

January 29th, 2017 by

 Donald Hutera meets Euripides Laskaridis, the Greek artist responsible for the ripe and remarkable solo show Relic, which receives its UK premiere at the London International Mime Festival 2017 Relic, as the gifted Greek theatre-maker Euripides Laskaridis explains, ‘is a word that comes from the Latin “relinquere,” which means “whatever is left behind.” It’s something […]

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Sleight of Hand: the magical Kiss & Cry

December 20th, 2016 by

Donald Hutera talks to Michèle Anne De Mey and Gregory Grosjean about Kiss & Cry, which comes to the London International Mime Festival 2017 ‘When the magician shows you the trick, maybe the trick starts to be more magical.’ Now to be honest, I didn’t hear these words issuing from the lips of Jaco Van […]

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