I’ll Be Your Mirror

July 10th, 2018 by

 Beauty, Morality, Ageing, Power… Theatre elder Dorothy Max Prior, young reporter/performer  Ciaran Hammond, and – placed somewhere between those two – artist and writer Zoe Czavda Redo offer a three-way reflection on Gob Squad’s Creation (Pictures for Dorian) ‘It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.’  Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorothy Max […]

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Ever So English: Caravan 2018

May 25th, 2018 by

Lisa Wolfe attends Caravan, a biennial showcase that introduces England’s brightest independent theatre artists to festival organisers from around the world.  In his welcoming address to Caravan 2018, Gavin Stride, director of host organisation Farnham Maltings, described the event not as a showcase, but as a conversation between ‘us’ (Caravan self-describes as ‘new English performance’) […]

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Making Space, Leave No Trace

May 9th, 2018 by

Mandy Dike and Ben Rigby, who work together under the name And Now: are interviewed by Dorothy Max Prior about their latest outdoor arts collaboration, Wayfaring Here today, gone tomorrow. Everything in this world – its people and animals, its landscape, even the rocks themselves, are impermanent things. Sometimes the changes are slow, taking millennia, […]

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Attention! Colonel Quince is in the house

February 21st, 2018 by

Dorothy Max Prior profiles actor-creator Andres Aguirre, whose one-man show Lorcuedus is a physical theatre tour-de-force Ra-ta-tat tat. Ra ta tat. Poom. Poom. Poom-poom. A wild-eyed figure is regaling us from a balcony, his arms gesticulating, onomatopoeic outbursts fired from his mouth with automatic-rifle power and precision. After a few minutes we start to hear […]

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Mother, Lover, Hero, Dreamer

February 8th, 2018 by

Dorothy Max Prior discovers a world of age-old archetypes and new mythologies in a diverse selection of work seen at the London International Mime Festival 2018 If there’s one defining characteristic of work presented at the London International Mime Festival, it is that the work is hard to define; slipping and sliding as it does […]

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