Silent Tide: The Adventures of Curious Ganz. Director Sarah Wright. Photo Steve Tanner.

Do Come with the Chablis Soon

November 29th, 2023 by

An appreciation of Penny Francis, MBE who died in June 2023. Dorothy Max Prior and a host of other friends, former students, and colleagues from the world of puppetry and visual theatre tell us what the incorrigible Doyenne of Puppetry meant to them. We have lost our Queen!  Dear Penny Francis has left the building. […]

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Sounds and Visions

October 3rd, 2023 by

A round-up of Out There Festival 2023 which brought good cheer and top-notch physical, visual and musical performance to the streets, parks and seafront of Great Yarmouth. Dorothy Max Prior reports  It’s 11am on a sunny Saturday in September, and here we are, in St George’s Park in Yarmouth, sitting at a cafe drinking a […]

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The Streets are Alive…

September 5th, 2023 by

 … with the Sound of Music! Dorothy Max Prior previews the Out There Festival 2023, which brings a wealth of physical, visual and aural delights to the streets, parks and beaches of Great Yarmouth It’s almost time for Out There International Festival of Outdoor Arts and Circus, which takes place annually in Great Yarmouth, a […]

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Nuggets – Edinburgh Festival & Fringe Round-Up 2023

August 18th, 2023 by

Curated programmes, trusted venues, familiar artists and producers – Dorothy Max Prior plays it safe at the Edinburgh Festivals 2023 Edinburgh, August 2023. I’m standing in a queue (inevitably) waiting to go into the Main Hall at Summerhall to see a sold-out show – Laura Murphy’s Making a Spectacle of Herself.  ‘It feels like we’re […]

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Our Bodies, Our Selves – Ed Fringe 2023

August 15th, 2023 by

Three body positive shows seen at Summerhall – High Steaks, A Spectacle of Herself, and Weathervanes Sitting on a table in, appropriately enough, the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Eloina Haines slowly removes the mirror placed in front of her vulva and opens her legs wide to reveal her labia. We are well into her show High Steaks, […]

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