Mr and Mrs Dream

The Magic Box: CGI innovations meet Dance in France

September 15th, 2013 by

Truth is in our dreams’ said Eugene Ionesco. Mr et Mme Reve (Mr and Mrs Dream) is a theatrical dance show by Compagnie Pietragalla-Derouault, made in collaboration with a large software company called Dassault Systemes – an unusual type of collaboration, crossing art/science and art/business boundaries. The project uses video and other digital technologies within […]

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Gare St Lazare Players, Waiting for Godot | Photo: Eliott Erwith

Gathering the Threads of Irish Theatre

September 5th, 2013 by

Lisa Wolfe previews Dublin Theatre Festival It will be interesting to see, in perhaps a decade from now, if the current density of productions of Samuel Beckett’s plays and stories have influenced a younger generation of writers. Will there be a fashion for plays about loss, failure and regret? Will stages be populated with curious […]

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Scottee, The Worst of Scottee

Ed Fringe 2013: The Last Post

September 2nd, 2013 by

Dorothy Max Prior on the Total Theatre Awards winners and nominees So that’s it – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is done and dusted. Shows have ended, Awards have been given, and the colourful Brigadoon city (purple cows! red-and-gold Spiegeltents! lime-green Astroturf!) has melted into the mist, leaving behind the stern grey brick of all those […]

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Circa, Wunderkammer | Photo: Andy Phillipson

Play it, Sam: Circus at Ed Fringe 2013

August 27th, 2013 by

It was something of a golden year for circus at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 with some astonishing work. It’s fast creating the argument for a dedicated circus section of the brochure; ‘dance and physical theatre’ just doesn’t cut it any more, Ed Fringe. Now sort it out before a hundred angry jugglers come knocking at […]

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Macbeth in the Mountains | Photo: John Britton

Macbeth in the Mountains

August 26th, 2013 by

When Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko set up the Moscow Art Theatre – intending to rescue Russian theatre from commercialised, celebrity-obsessed mediocrity – one of their first acts was to leave Moscow and take their new ensemble on a rural retreat. Away from the routines of daily life, they sought to create a new theatre. A few […]

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