Reviews

Casus: DNA

August 10th, 2019 by

Australian circus company Casus brought their acclaimed autobiographical two man show You & I, staged in a theatre setting, to Edinburgh in 2018. For Ed Fringe 2019, the company (creators of Knee Deep and Driftwood) return to more familiar Spiegeltent territory with a new ensemble piece, DNA – in this case, increasing to a seven-strong […]

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Laura Murphy: Contra

August 10th, 2019 by

A naked woman walks into a room. (That could be the opening line for a dodgy male comedian’s routine, right?). There’s not much in the room, but there is a free-hanging rope – the French term corde lisse says it so much more elegantly. The rope becomes a serpent. Puppetry, kind of. The serpent speaks: […]

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FKP/ Cristian Ceresoli: Happy Hour

August 9th, 2019 by

The old ones go first. Disappeared at night by policemen with jaguars. They’re found in the drained aquarium, lying very still. In his follow up to the hugely acclaimed La Merde (reviewed 2012), Italian writer Cristian Ceresoli creates a world where the dog is red and God is a well-endowed nude with tattoos; where ambition […]

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Hidden Track: Standard:Elite

August 7th, 2019 by

I walk into the performance space of Bedlam Theatre where a boy and a girl are cheerfully greeting the audience. Dressed in black and white trousers, shirts and braces, with white facepaint and black lips, their demeanour is hospitable and endearing, like mimes who are excitedly talking to people for the first time. A man […]

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Short Round Productions: Filament

August 7th, 2019 by

Texting, sexting, manly posing, boyish blushing, girly gossiping, questioning the given gender stereotypes, questioning your sexuality, questioning everyone else’s sexuality, finding out who and what you are, coming out, wanting your best friend’s boy, morphing from mouse to vamp, playing with BDSM, finding true love… Oh Lord, aren’t you glad, so glad you are no […]

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