Reviews

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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Stan’s Cafe: The Capital

February 4th, 2019 by

Lights, camera, action! Well, not quite – no cameras involved, although The Capital is filmic in feel. At first there is an empty stage, the screen at the back bathed in an icy blue light. There’s a whirring noise, and the two ‘travelators’ on the stage – walkways or conveyer belts that can move in […]

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Peeping Tom: Father (Vader)

February 4th, 2019 by

Memories, dreams, reflections… Oh, what it is to be old. Father is old. A ‘dirty old man’. The life of the patriarch is almost done, and he spends his days in an old folks’ home, sitting in a wheelchair, whiling away the hours. What a difference a day makes – or not, if one day […]

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