Writings

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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Cirque Les Foutoukours: Kombini

August 6th, 2019 by

The phone rings. The pair of clowns onstage are waiting for the big call – the one from an international festival that will make them stars. Nope, not this time… Both are in traditional dress and make-up. One is definitely of higher status: tall, slim, obviously in charge – and the base in the highly […]

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Trick of the Light: Tröll

August 5th, 2019 by

Tröll is the seventh production by award-winning New Zealand company, Trick of the Light and the second of their shows I have seen. Their work is marked out by a satisfying aesthetic rigour that playfully interweaves visual languages and new writing to create a very complete on-stage world. In Tröll, that world is the 90s, […]

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