Reviews

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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FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard

August 7th, 2019 by

Playing to a packed Assembly Hall audience of all ages, this Canadian/ Quebecois company comes with high level skills – and a fair amount of kit. As in previous work presented in Edinburgh by this company, trampolining (on regular tramps and on a specially made rubber floor) and jumping from height (from an enormous hollow […]

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YUCK Circus: YUCK Circus

August 7th, 2019 by

‘Sisters are Doing it For Themselves’ blares out as we take our seats. The family next to me in the queue have a young girl of around 10 or 11 in their party, and they ask an usher if the show is suitable for her. There may be some things that go over her head, […]

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