Reviews

Open Minds, Open Doors – a day spent at Summerhall

August 18th, 2019 by

A rainy Edinburgh evening, and there are puddles everywhere. I’m in a queue round the back of Summerhall, next to the Pickering Gin distillery, near the Paines Plough Roundabout tent (a big yellow geodesic dome) and one young man standing nearby says to his friend: ‘So this is where all the clever stuff is, you […]

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Paolo Nani: The Letter

August 18th, 2019 by

Paulo Nani saunters onto the stage, wearing a minimal costume of black trousers, lace-up boots, a white T-shirt and clip-on braces, with his hair in tufts. He pauses, looks at us and raises a quizzical eyebrow. We laugh and are subtly drawn into his world. He bows and we applaud, which he acknowledges yet undercuts […]

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Groupwork: The Afflicted

August 18th, 2019 by

4 women in t-shirts and skirts, little socks and trainers, standing next to each other huddled up in a shape fit for teenage girl band poster image 4 red chairs, the kind you see in schools 4 microphones on stands with red cables A video screen suspended at the back of the stage mid way […]

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Volcano Theatre: The Populars

August 18th, 2019 by

Ever wondered what the cafe in Edinburgh’s Summerhall venue looks like after hours? Going to see The Populars is one way to find out. No chairs, no tables, an empty space with glorious wooden floor. A floor ready to be danced on. As we enter, the four performers are already dancing and they are definitely […]

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Still Hungry: Raven

August 15th, 2019 by

So, what sort of a mother are you? Raven, woodpecker or eagle? Still Hungry’s collective of three artists – Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries and Romy Seibt – have come together to create innovative circus works that are ‘fresh, feminist, strong, and do not shy away from exploring personal themes that are not easily found […]

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