Reviews

Theatre Ad Infinitum: Translunar Paradise ¦ Photo: Alex Brenner

Theatre Ad Infinitum: Translunar Paradise

August 10th, 2011 by

Oh heart, oh troubled heart! An old man, recently bereaved, sits and sits, the minutes ticking by with painful slowness. He makes tea, and out of habit pours two cups, one for him and one for his dead wife. And still he sits. Watching him in anguish is the spirit of his wife, desperate to […]

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Bootworks Theatre: The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Bootworks Theatre: The Incredible Book Eating Boy

August 9th, 2011 by

This five-minute wonder of a production takes place in a black box, a little tent or Tardis for a very small audience. Young children (the target age group is four upwards) may be accompanied by an adult, but otherwise the performance is tailored to a single viewer. Three windows alternate in peep-show scenes, with shutters […]

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Circolombia: Urban

Circolombia: Urban

August 9th, 2011 by

One of the most breathtaking of Circolombia’s acts is a ‘frontal perch’. A bare-chested man balances a huge hoop like a Celtic cross on just his forehead, occasionally using his arms for further support. With exquisite balance and considerable skill, a woman moves gracefully within the circle. It’s humbling to see their lives linked on […]

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Bryony Kimmings: 7 Day Drunk ¦ Photo: Liquid Photo

Bryony Kimmings: 7 Day Drunk

August 9th, 2011 by

Bryony Kimmings undertook a week-long experiment to gather material for her new performance: the aim was to keep herself intoxicated for seven days to see what would happen. The result is an anarchic 80s-tinged live art bonanza combining a multitude of messy stories, dances and songs – although one would expect nothing less. What is […]

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Paper Doll Militia: This Twisted Tale

Paper Doll Militia: This Twisted Tale

August 9th, 2011 by

This Twisted Tale is a modern fairytale, a coming-of-age story played out with vim and vigour by two female performers using a whole toolbox of theatrical tricks that includes circus (aerial and pole), puppetry, projection, shadow theatre, verbal storytelling, and dialogue – with feisty physical performances binding it all together. First we meet Chloe – platinum […]

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