Reviews

Making Sense

May 26th, 2021 by

We’re taught in school that there are five main senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. So why the belief that only the first two count in theatre? Sascha Goslin argues that there are far more sensory possibilities to explore in the live experience Traditionally, when we think of theatre and performance, we think of […]

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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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Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

November 24th, 2019 by

Yep, Lucy’s back, and the triple threat is intact: she sings, she dances, she acts as if born in a trunk to the side of a vaudeville stage; caustically camp, using popular entertainment mores and memes as a sledgehammer to demolish expectations of the female performer on stage. And once again she has a brace […]

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Tim Crouch: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

November 9th, 2019 by

We enter the auditorium of the Attenborough Centre, but are led onstage. There’s a double circle of chairs, and bright white light. ‘Don’t sit in the front row!’ someone behind me hisses. ‘They’ll make you join in.’ On each seat is a book.: hardback, plain institutional green, embossed with gold writing that reads: ‘Total Immediate […]

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Little Angel Theatre/Silent Tide: The Adventures of Curious Ganz

November 2nd, 2019 by

The Adventures of Curious Ganz is a puppet performance ‘based on the impossibly fascinating life of a fictitious scientist of the first Elizabethan era, Joachim Ganz, and featuring the enquiring mind of the monarch herself!’ We enter the theatre to take our seats. The stage is strewn with small tables, circular frames of various sizes, […]

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