Bernadette Russell: BED

Being There: BED by Bernadette Russell

May 26th, 2015 by

Being There: one of an occasional series for Total Theatre Magazine in which an artist and a witness reflect on their different perspectives. Here, writer and performer Bernadette Russell and her first one-on-one audience member Dorothy Max Prior explore the debut outing for BED   Dorothy Max Prior writes: Bernadette Russell’s new show – she […]

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1927: Golem

Voices: Producer Jo Crowley of 1927

May 24th, 2015 by

Voices is an occasional feature series that gives the stage to someone making a mark in the ‘total theatre’ world. Here, we feature 1927’s Jo Crowley, who tells us about her role as the company’s producer I never set out to be a producer. When I started working, producers tended only to exist in the commercial […]

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Burn Baby Burn: Periplum’s 451

May 11th, 2015 by

It’s 8.30pm on a cool and breezy, but thankfully dry, evening in April. A crowd is gathering in the grounds of Shaw House in Berkshire. The house itself is an Elizabethan mansion, providing a moody backdrop to the cluster of structures standing in the gardens. Furthest away from the house is a grouping of tall […]

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Brain Lobel: Sex, Cancer and Cocktails. Illustration by James Barker

Sex, Cancer and Cocktails – Points of View

April 20th, 2015 by

Dorothy Max Prior weaves together reflections from Carran Waterfield in Manchester, Lisa Wolfe in Brighton, and artist/facilitator Brian Lobel to Sex, Cancer and Cocktails, an ‘in-home conversation about doing it during treatment’ which was presented at Sick! Festival 2015.  SICK! Festival, which for its 2015 incarnation ran in both Brighton and Manchester, is dedicated to ‘revealing […]

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Pieter-Ampe-Campo So-you-can-feel--©-Phile-Deprez

Shame, Shame, Shame

March 12th, 2015 by

What do you know about sex? How do you know it? Dorothy Max Prior sees two shows at Sick! festival that are presented as part of the Wellcome Collection Sexology Season – and joins in the ensuing post-show discussions So You Can Feel: the opening show in Sick! Festival 2015. The house lights are still […]

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