Coming Up Roses

October 12th, 2018 by

Rose Bruford is blooming! Ciaran Hammond reflects on the College’s growing presence at Summerhall in Edinburgh – at the Fringe and beyond It’s August, it’s the Edinburgh Fringe, and I’m running to Summerhall in the rain – forgetting that Edinburgh summers are a bit more overcast than London summers – with a vegetable pasty in […]

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Slow Art

September 25th, 2018 by

Dorothy Max Prior goes to Inside Out Dorset, a biennial outdoor arts festival with an emphasis on work that both honours and engages with the landscape in which it is sited, urban or rural A Friday evening in September on the waterfront at Poole Quay. A bright night, with a tiny sliver of new moon […]

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Circus Playlist 2018

September 24th, 2018 by

He’s back! Adrian Berry, Artistic Director of Jacksons Lane, returns with the legendary Edinburgh Fringe Circus Playlist Ok, 2018 Edinburgh Fringe – it’s that time once more when I whizz through half a dozen or so circus shows and compare them to a random album from the depths of my mind. Who’s going to be […]

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Death of a Puppet

September 7th, 2018 by

 Matt Rudkin encounters death, dissonance and a mid-life crisis in three key puppet theatre shows seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a parody of a puppetry master class conducted by a middle-aged man coming to terms with the fast-approaching death of his father and […]

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Colombia: Going for Gold

August 25th, 2018 by

Colombia! What do you think of? Cocaine? You surprise me. Miguel Hernando Torres Umba is Colombian, and he has a confession. He has never taken cocaine. His brilliant and beautifully performed one-man show, Stardust, is his response to ‘the painful stigma left by the narco history of his country’. And he takes no prisoners. We […]

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