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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Commedia Dell’arte is Alive and Kicking

October 24th, 2022 by

Brendan Stapleton charts the influence of Commedia Dell’arte in live and onscreen performance over the past century, and praises a recent documentary about the legendary Joan and Barry Grantham Commedia Dell’arte in its pure form began in Italy midway through the 16th century, and flourished for two hundred years. From there, it provided the impetus […]

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Follow My Leader

September 29th, 2022 by

Out There Festival leads the way with a fabulously rich programme of street theatre, circus and cabaret, presented in the streets, parks, beaches, and housing estates of Great Yarmouth  It’s Saturday night, the weekend before the autumn equinox, and there’s a bit of a chill in the air here in St George’s Park, Great Yarmouth. […]

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Banging a Drum for Out There Festival

September 10th, 2022 by

A large-scale processional performance through the town centre from French maestros Les Commandos Percu, parkour from Belgium’s Be Flat, female clown Margherita Mischitelli from Italy, and plenty of new circus and street arts from across the UK and beyond. Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts in Great Yarmouth is back with a […]

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