Writings

Brusnikin Studio: Forest

August 14th, 2019 by

Visiting Assembly’s Checkpoint venue always brings back fond memories and summons ghosts, as it was in this space that the legendary Forest Fringe was based for very many years. It is therefore always a delight to see the space used imaginatively, as it is here for this highly physical and visual Russian ensemble production, featuring […]

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Mechanimal: Vigil

August 14th, 2019 by

As we enter the large Upper Hall at Summerhall, we see a man sitting on a perspex cube in the centre of the performance space. At the rear is an enormous screen, and on the screen a succession of names in a large black font on white. Extraordinary names. Snow Trout. Tajikistan Open Fingered Gecko. […]

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Thaddeus Phillips: Inflatable Space

August 12th, 2019 by

In 1977, the Golden Record was launched on the Voyager probe – together with instructions for any aliens who come across it on how to play a disc. It’s amusing to think that just 40 years later, our Millennial generation of Earthlings would struggle to cope with such archaic technology – and would perhaps find […]

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Shasha & Taylor Productions: Everything I See I Swallow

August 12th, 2019 by

‘If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution!’ It could be the cry of a rebellious daughter, but here it’s the embattled mother who utters anarchist-activist Emma Goldman’s famous words. Her daughter is more inclined towards quoting extreme body artist Orlan… Everything I See I Swallow is one of a number […]

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Ockham’s Razor: This Time

August 12th, 2019 by

Fringe favourites Ockham’s Razor (winners of a Total Theatre Award with Tipping Point) are back at the beautiful St Stephen’s Church with new show This Time. And what a joy it is! It’s a very different piece to their earlier work. For a start, there’s a fair amount of text – spoken live, and pre-recorded […]

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