Let’s Fail Again! The David Glass Ensemble at 30

December 20th, 2019 by

Dorothy Max Prior celebrates 30 years of the David Glass Ensemble, in anticipation of their Devised Theatre Creative Retreat at The Point, Eastleigh, as part of London International Mime Festival 2020 ‘Let us fail at excellence, not succeed at mediocrity.’ This is one of the bold statements on the David Glass Ensemble’s website – adding […]

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Out of the Box: London International Mime Festival Puppetry and Object Theatre

December 13th, 2019 by

Dorothy Max Prior reflects on the fabulous selection of puppetry and object theatre shows being presented at London International Mime Festival 2020 Puppetry has come a long way. In these post-War Horse days, you’d be hard pushed to find an adult theatre-goer who considered puppets to be mere child’s play, and the inclusion of puppetry […]

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Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

November 24th, 2019 by

Yep, Lucy’s back, and the triple threat is intact: she sings, she dances, she acts as if born in a trunk to the side of a vaudeville stage; caustically camp, using popular entertainment mores and memes as a sledgehammer to demolish expectations of the female performer on stage. And once again she has a brace […]

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November 19th, 2019 by

Boomtown Fair is more than a music festival with a bit of performance tacked on – it’s a full-on five-day immersive theatre event which invites you in to a living, breathing, fictitious city. Dorothy Max Prior talks to the festival’s narrative director Doug Francisco, to performer Ciaran Hammond, and to ‘citizen’ Frank Foster-Prior to hear […]

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Tim Crouch: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

November 9th, 2019 by

We enter the auditorium of the Attenborough Centre, but are led onstage. There’s a double circle of chairs, and bright white light. ‘Don’t sit in the front row!’ someone behind me hisses. ‘They’ll make you join in.’ On each seat is a book.: hardback, plain institutional green, embossed with gold writing that reads: ‘Total Immediate […]

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