A Search for Homeland

December 14th, 2016 by

Cardboard homes, broken bottles and burnt toast – Rebecca Nice goes to SACRED:Homelands, a festival of international installation and performance works.   SACRED:Homelands saw London treated to a five-day festival of international works reflecting on home and displacement in contemporary society. It delivered a loaded and poignant critique that sought to engage with current social and […]

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This Magic Life: Forced Entertainment cast their spell

December 12th, 2016 by

Forced Entertainment’s latest theatre piece plunges us into a whirling world of mock-magic as we witness three performers perpetually failing at a mind-reading feat. Real Magic, premiering at the Attenborough Centre of Creative Arts (ACCA) in Brighton, sees two of Forced Entertainment’s founder members, Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall, joined by Jerry Killick, who has […]

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Letting the Genie out of Pandora’s Box

October 11th, 2016 by

Me and my muse: in preparation for the premiere of his new piece, Shoot the Sissy, Nando Messias reflects on the nature of the creative process ‘In show business,’ says Honey Whitlock, ‘we say Break a Leg. NEVER fucking Good Luck!’ She’s a character in John Walter’s marvellous film Cecil B. Demented, and she speaks […]

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Ferdinando Bernstein Byrne: Hides. Photo Elliott Franks

Over the Hills and Far Away

September 28th, 2016 by

Dorothy Max Prior samples some of the delights on offer at Inside Out Dorset, a ten-day festival of outdoor and site-responsive art and performance  Up the hill we climb, and climb, and climb. It’s almost, but not quite, the autumn equinox, the balance of light and dark; and it is almost but not quite dusk, the […]

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Ockham's Razor: Tipping Point

Circus Top of the Pops – Ed Fringe 2016

September 2nd, 2016 by

Adrian Berry, Artistic Director of Jacksons Lane, reflects (in his own inimitable way) on circus seen at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 Both rich and slim pickings this year – some great work, some brave work. Not quite enough brave work: venues need to get out and explore circus more. But there was much to love in […]

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