Reviews

Circo Aereo/Thomas Monckton: The Artist

August 13th, 2018 by

The team that brought us The Pianist are back with another one-man physical theatre tour-de-force performed by Thomas Monckton, a New Zealander who trained and lives in Finland, working in collaboration with Circo Aereo. (The Artist is presented as part of the From Start to Finnish programme.) Then, the trials and tribulations of being a […]

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When Circus Meets Theatre

August 13th, 2018 by

Casus, The 7 Fingers, Paper Doll Militia, and Jess Love – all are circus artists exploring the interplay between circus and theatre, all in very different ways, as seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 by Dorothy Max Prior So, you’re a circus artist or company. Do you make shows that are pure circus, – a […]

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Last Tapes Theatre Company: Valerie

August 13th, 2018 by

This experimental, deeply affecting piece of gig theatre is striking in both its imaginative breadth, and the delivery of its message, keeping me rapt. Valerie seamlessly mixes interdisciplinary elements, a heightened cabaret style, stylised narration, performers stepping in and out of character and imaginative visuals to tell the story of Valerie, writer and performer Robin […]

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Zanetti Productions: The Basement Tapes

August 13th, 2018 by

Jane Yong’s taut devised production gives the impression that every element is carefully curated, from the precise placement of moments of tension to our physical environment, an actual basement room in Summerhall carefully dressed in the accumulated detritus of an elderly person’s past life. This setting creates a relatively tense atmosphere, aptly for a show […]

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Annie Saunders & Becca Wolff: Our Country

August 13th, 2018 by

Composed somewhat in the postmodern tradition of the Wooster Group et al, this piece doesn’t follow a clear linear narrative but presents a collage of related fragments in a mixture of styles. It is lent overall coherence by the unifying theme of a troubled sibling relationship, and the strong visual, auditory and choreographic elements, all […]

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