Reviews

Belarus Free Theatre: Counting Sheep

March 14th, 2019 by

In 2016 self-styled ‘guerilla folk opera’ Counting Sheep took Edinburgh Fringe by storm, as it invited audiences to immerse themselves in a passionately evoked music-driven staging of a revolution. Toronto-based Lemon Bucket Orkestra re-cast the personal experiences of their part-Ukrainian musician Mark Marczyk into vibrant folk form. Marczyk had found himself in the midst of […]

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Exit Productions: Fight Night

March 14th, 2019 by

VAULT Festival’s impact on the London theatre scene, in terms of promoting new work and creating a youthful buzz around a night at the theatre has, over the past seven years, been substantial. One of the forms that has reaped particular benefit has been immersive work, able to capitalise on the flavoursome environments of the […]

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Ellie Kendrick /Helen Goalen & Abbi Greenland: Hole

February 19th, 2019 by

Upstairs at the Royal Court. You have to climb a lot of stairs or ride the lift to the tippety-top to reach this venue; leaving the bright lights and the loud industry laughter of the basement bar long behind you. Already it feels like we are going to witness something dark, something so special that […]

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Jaha Koo: Cuckoo

February 18th, 2019 by

Cuckoo! Here they come, the Cuckoos – red and white and shiny, rolling along the conveyor belt as a cheery jingle sings out. What is a Cuckoo? It’s a rice cooker – the brand so popular in Jaha Koo’s homeland, South Korea, that Cuckoo is to rice cooker there as Hoover is to vacuum cleaner […]

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Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley Dance: Spring

February 7th, 2019 by

After 29 years of experimenting at the boundaries of juggling, Gandini Juggling have returned to their earliest roots, merging contemporary dance with juggling in their latest work, Spring. Choreographed by Alexander Whitley (a New Wave associate artist at Sadler’s Wells, who previously worked with Ballet Rambert and Michael Clark, before forming his own contemporary dance […]

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