Writings

Total Theatre in the Age of Covid – Part Two

January 4th, 2021 by

Dorothy Max Prior chronicles the year that turned out to be – well, different to expected. Part two takes us from June to September 2020 Midsummer 2020. There’s hope in the air. Covid-19 case numbers and deaths are falling, lockdowns are easing, life is returning to – well, not normal but a ‘new normal’ (another […]

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Total Theatre in the Age of Covid – Part One

December 30th, 2020 by

Dorothy Max Prior chronicles the year that turned out to be – well, different to expected. Part one takes us from January to June 2020 Early March 2020. The man sitting next to me on the overnight flight from São Paulo to London Heathrow is wearing a mask. Bit excessive, I think. Must be something […]

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A Fabulous Feast of Physical Theatre – LIMF 2020

January 31st, 2020 by

Dorothy Max Prior goes to London International Mime Festival 2020 – and finds a fabulous feast of the best physical and visual theatre and performance from across the world An intergenerational circus-theatre show about family relationships; a multi-media exploration of a fantasy love-affair with a kangaroo man; a show in which a musician and a […]

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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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