A Fabulous Feast of Physical Theatre – LIMF 2020

January 31st, 2020 by

Dorothy Max Prior goes to London International Mime Festival 2020 – and finds a fabulous feast of the best physical and visual theatre and performance from across the world An intergenerational circus-theatre show about family relationships; a multi-media exploration of a fantasy love-affair with a kangaroo man; a show in which a musician and a […]

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Let’s Fail Again! The David Glass Ensemble at 30

December 20th, 2019 by

Dorothy Max Prior celebrates 30 years of the David Glass Ensemble, in anticipation of their Devised Theatre Creative Retreat at The Point, Eastleigh, as part of London International Mime Festival 2020 ‘Let us fail at excellence, not succeed at mediocrity.’ This is one of the bold statements on the David Glass Ensemble’s website – adding […]

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Out of the Box: London International Mime Festival Puppetry and Object Theatre

December 13th, 2019 by

Dorothy Max Prior reflects on the fabulous selection of puppetry and object theatre shows being presented at London International Mime Festival 2020 Puppetry has come a long way. In these post-War Horse days, you’d be hard pushed to find an adult theatre-goer who considered puppets to be mere child’s play, and the inclusion of puppetry […]

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November 19th, 2019 by

Boomtown Fair is more than a music festival with a bit of performance tacked on – it’s a full-on five-day immersive theatre event which invites you in to a living, breathing, fictitious city. Dorothy Max Prior talks to the festival’s narrative director Doug Francisco, to performer Ciaran Hammond, and to ‘citizen’ Frank Foster-Prior to hear […]

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Reach for the Moon – VR in Contemporary Performance and Installation

November 4th, 2019 by

As more and more artists turn to virtual reality as a medium, Dorothy Max Prior reflects on what works well and why VR – Virtual Reality – has been with us for quite a while. Some would argue that to trace its origins we need to go right back through the annals of time to […]

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