Reviews

Sleepwalk Collective: As the flames rose we danced to the sirens, the sirens ¦ Graeme Braidwood

Sleepwalk Collective: As the flames rose we danced to the sirens, the sirens

July 8th, 2011 by

A lone woman in a blonde ‘Marilyn’ wig and slick black dress stands at a tall microphone. She speaks to us directly but with an accent that’s hard to place and poetic text that, like a dream, starts in one place and ends in another. The blonde woman talks about black and white movies and […]

Read more →
Kulunka Theatre: André & Dorine

Kulunka Theatre: André & Dorine

July 8th, 2011 by

André & Dorine, by Basque company Kulunka Theatre, was a mask theatre performance with an impressive set design – an offering that appeared gleamingly polished among BE Festival’s mixed programme of work-in-progress and finished pieces. The full-face masks were very impressive and endearing, depicting an elderly couple with caricature large heads. An old man sat […]

Read more →
Laura Mugridge: Running On Air ¦ Photo: Joe Martin

Laura Mugridge: Running On Air

July 4th, 2011 by

Comedian Laura Mugridge, in collaboration with Tom Frankland, has created a tiny gem of a show with her ‘solo’ performance Running On Air. It’s not entirely a solo performance – her yellow VW campervan, called Joany, in which the show takes place is a character herself. And the audience, which is limited to five at a […]

Read more →
Pierre Sauvageot: Harmonic Fields

Pierre Sauvageot: Harmonic Fields

June 5th, 2011 by

You wait for a coach outside the Lanternhouse in Ulverston, which takes you twenty minutes out of the town and onto the hills overlooking Morecambe Bay – quite a spectacular place and a view to die for. The hills overlook Windscale so it’s a view you quite possibly could die for. Here you discover Harmonic Fields – a huge […]

Read more →
Michael Pinchbeck - The End

Michael Pinchbeck: The End

May 26th, 2011 by

The End is a palindrome performance – it loops around itself, like a bear circuiting a stage, in the process, by some writerly slight of hand, enacting the complete role reversal of its two performers. It’s structure is obsessed by parallels – nothing appears onstage without its twin – and reversals. We watch the characters of […]

Read more →