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Forced Entertainment The Notebook | photo Hugo Glendinning

Forced Entertainment: The Notebook

June 25th, 2014 by

Awe and wonder: Forced Entertainment, masters of the fragmented narrative, shock us with a linear narrative based on a novel – The Notebook, by award-winning Hungarian-Swiss author Agota Kristof, first published in Paris as Le Grand Cahier. And what a corker of a story: a reflection on the terrors of war,  on the effect of […]

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Belarus Free Theatre: Red Forest

June 22nd, 2014 by

It was at LIFT 2012 with the show Minsk 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker that the Belarus Free Theatre burst on to the consciousness of Britain’s theatre scene. Fugitive from their own oppressive state, the company’s voice accesses a passion and sincerity rarely available in work made here. In this co-production with the Young […]

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Young Jean Lee: The Shipment

June 12th, 2014 by

LIFT’s Artistic Director Mark Ball has given this fresh, funny and unsettling piece, commissioned by the Wexner Centre Ohio in 2008, its UK premiere. Good work Mark, for a cracker. Opening as a kind of contemporary minstrel cabaret, the cast of five play the stereotypes they are most frequently auditioned for: the crack dealer Omar, […]

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She She Pop: Testament

June 11th, 2014 by

By their own admission LIFT have wanted to programme She She Pop for the last few years, only succeeding in doing so this year, and given the evidence of She She Pop’s latest piece Testament it is not hard to see why. A female performance collective, though featuring male members, She She Pop explore the […]

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Lundahl & Seitl: Symphony of a Missing Room

June 4th, 2014 by

Lundahl & Seitl’s Symphony of a Missing Room leads us into an environment where the individual is cherished.  It is our own perception of our world around us that makes this work beautifully unique.  In stark contrast to some larger-scale site-based immersive works, here there is a care, subtlety, and attention to each audience member […]

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