Small gods, humans, animals and a brave space. Dorothy Max Prior samples  some of the many circus shows on offer
Black Sheep, Head Set, Musclebound, and Boy: Four very different shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, from autobiographical solos to
A photo taken during a live high-street performance of Frock, an outdoor dance work by Stopgap Dance Company. A crowd of audience watches as a suited dancer stands on the spinning wheel of another dancer’s wheelchair as they lay sideways on the floor. Other suited dances duet and a tall male dancer with short black hair stands beside and wears a pink top and floral skirt.
When outdoor arts, disability arts and inclusive practice come together: Lily Norton explores how Stopgap Dance Company, Greenwich+Docklands Festival, and

For over 30 years, Total Theatre Magazine has celebrated and supported physical and visual theatre and performance, and given space and voice to artists working in less well documented performance genres such as physical/visual theatre, outdoor arts, circus, puppetry, site-responsive performance, and live art.

The creation of the Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive has seen all of the magazine’s print editions digitised and made available free online. For more on the history of Total Theatre Magazine and the organisation that launched it, see A History of Total Theatre.

In 2020, we entered our fourth decade. Our focus in the coming years will be on longform, reflective writings on contemporary theatre and performance. See Writings for our latest articles. Content published online 2012–2019 can be accessed at Features and Reviews.

Total Theatre Magazine’s Continuing Professional Development and Audience Engagement projects create opportunities for engagement with critical practice for artists, producers and audiences through four strands: The Writing’s on the Streets workshops; the Total Theatre Artists as Writers mentoring programme; the Total Theatre Training initiative; and a programme of Total Theatre Talks. These projects are created in collaboration with festivals, venues, academic institutions, and other partners across the UK.

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