Rebel, Rebel

May 9th, 2023 by

Send In the Clowns! Don’t worry, they’re here… A fire ritual, a walking bus and an arresting image are, for Robyn Hambrook, the unlikely stepping stones to a career journey that has spanned community fire festivals, ritual theatre, street arts, circus, clowning and protest.  I am watching the absurd spectacle of a group of clowns, […]

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Yellow Fever: Odin Teatret in Paris

February 13th, 2023 by

Watching Odin Teatret’s Thebes at the Time of Yellow Fever, Bianca Mastrominico reflects on the extraordinary six-decade journey of the company, the crossroads they have now reached, and the home of their legacy ‘It is the day after the last battle. The war between the two sons of Oedipus for the dominion of Thebes is […]

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LIMF 2023: As One Door Closes…

January 28th, 2023 by

We’re entering the final week of the last ever London International Mime Festival, which is bowing out with a bang. Dorothy Max Prior reflects on work seen to-date January in London: cold, damp, miserable – same as it ever was. But January 2023 is extra miserable because added to the predictably dismal weather and usual […]

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The Word Made Flesh: LIMF 2023

January 5th, 2023 by

‘Death is always present – it reminds us that we are alive.’ This is the mantra of Belgian theatre company Still Life, who present their Avignon Festival hit show Flesh at the London International Mime Festival 2023 Blackout. Ambient electronic music plays. As the lights slowly go up on the stage, we see what might […]

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Jon Beedell RIP: Making Mincemeat of Flimsy Reality

January 4th, 2023 by

On 12 December 2022 came an announcement: ‘All in the Desperate Men family are incredibly shocked and saddened to announce that Jon Beedell, founder member and co-artistic director, has died. He passed away in his sleep on Saturday night/Sunday morning. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring  of love for him. Irascible, irreverent and irreplaceable, […]

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