Writings

Voilà!

November 22nd, 2018 by

It’s hopefully au revoir not adieu…  Ciaran Hammond reflects on the Voila Europe festival Now in its 7th year Voila Europe! is an annual theatre festival focusing on cross-border European work, which showcases work featuring a variety of different practices. Originally established with a focus on French-English bilingual performance, last year (2017) the festival expanded […]

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Vessel: The Radiance of Survival

November 20th, 2018 by

Dorothy Max Prior sees vessel, the new production by Total Theatre Award winner Sue MacLaine, and talks to the writer about the personal and the political, about power and  privilege – and about whose voices get heard and whose silenced Let’s talk about what defines my reality Four women, each sat on a chair, each […]

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Kneehigh: Fup

November 13th, 2018 by

Kneehigh have an illustrious history in the vibrant adaptation of fairy tales (from The Red Shoes to Rapunzel and beyond) and so Jim Dodge’s much-loved first novel, Fup – often graced with the suffix ‘a modern fable’ – is a choice that resonates with their back catalogue. The short novel, published in 1983, has achieved […]

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Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang: Chalkroom

November 13th, 2018 by

‘Finally an artform where you can fly, just like in your dreams.’ – Laurie Anderson.  Dorothy Max Prior and Aislinn Kelly journey through Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang’s virtual reality installation Chalkroom Do oceans have walls? I’m flying, on ‘slow fly’. If this is slow, how fast might ‘fast’ be? I haven’t come across an ocean […]

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Wise Children/Emma Rice: Wise Children

October 31st, 2018 by

A name in lights, a vintage caravan, a chorus warming up, stagehands sweeping, a band running through a soundcheck. The houselights dim. The caravan spins to reveal an open-fronted side, showing a comfy pink-cushioned den. Two ‘ladies’ in identical embroidered satin kimonos look out. Our narrator, Dora Chance, tells us that she was born on […]

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