Walk This Way

February 22nd, 2014 by

Oh won’t you walk with me! Dorothy Max Prior reflects on recent promenade theatre work West Street, Brighton on a chilly Saturday night in November. Reader beware, we are entering the brash and breezy land of street fighting, arcade gambling, and hen night shenanigans. Walking down this street is like entering a film set, or […]

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Waving, Not Drowning

January 31st, 2014 by

Beccy Smith explores mime as contemporary performance in the work of Gecko. In 2002 I stumbled into a Pay What You Can performance at BAC by a company I’d never heard of whose show had been picked up for a longer run after being spotted in a North London pub theatre. This early performance of Gecko’s […]

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Forced Entertainment: Tomorrow's Parties. Photo-Hugo Glendinning

Tomorrow Never Dies

January 12th, 2014 by

Dorothy Max Prior reflects on the recent works of Forced Entertainment The Basement arts centre in Brighton on a school night. A young and eager audience, and a stage set simply – just a square of wooden decking and a festoon of lights. Enter two performers, one male and one female, playing themselves (or versions […]

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Suspended Animation

December 31st, 2013 by

Miriam King reports on Grist to the Mill’s appearances at the Suspense Festival of Adult Puppetry Puppetry, object theatre, animation…  Suspense is a biennial festival that takes place in London in October and November. It aims to ‘explode the myth that surrounds puppetry in this country, proving that puppets aren’t just for kids.’  It showcases […]

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Gare St Lazare Players, Waiting for Godot

The Gathering

October 26th, 2013 by

 Lisa Wolfe reports from the Dublin Theatre Festival 2013 Ireland 2013 is branded by a concept called The Gathering. It calls for the international diaspora to come home to the old country for while. It encompasses sport, aviation, business and the arts. There is the Garda versus the NYPD Boxing Tournament, The Irish Global Pub […]

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