Writings

Jessica Wilson: The Passenger

July 1st, 2019 by

Oh, the passenger / He rides and he rides / He sees things from under glass / He looks through his window’s eye / He sees the things he knows are his / He sees the bright and hollow sky… Today I am The Passenger. And I ride, and I ride: train, train, tube, DLR, DLR – and with just […]

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Little Bulb: The Future

June 26th, 2019 by

All the lights are on, but is there anyone in the house? Eat your heart out, Jacques Derrida – David Deutsch, David J Chalmers, Max Tegmark, and Nick Bostrom are the menu of the day, summonsed to the stage by Little Bulb theatre company to explore The Future, in which three boffins in black (with […]

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Hoipolloi: The Ladder

June 4th, 2019 by

He’s back! Welsh emerging artist Hugh Hughes, that is – the naively clever alter-ego of Hoipolloi co-founder Shôn Dale-Jones has been in the closet for six years, but is here dusted down and thrust forward to tackle the big questions of male identity, Welsh identity, changing social conditions in Welsh small towns, father-son relationships, bereavement, […]

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Victoria Thierrée Chaplin with Aurélia Thierrée & Jaime Martinez : Bells and Spells

June 4th, 2019 by

A footloose and fancy free woman is seen in a succession of dreamscape settings. She climbs the walls of abandoned buildings, enters empty apartments, and finds herself immersed in other people’s stories – acting out snippets of lives that are not her own. She is a kleptomaniac time traveller, moving through time and space with […]

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The Karavan Ensemble and The Death Wife Project: The Birth of Death

June 3rd, 2019 by

Part physical theatre performance, part involuntary group therapy, The Birth of Death starts incrementally, with a ringing sound. Joanne Tremarco is in amongst us, sounding a bowl and asking if we can still hear the peal. It’s an evocative start, a strong metaphor, though the moment goes on far beyond its relevance. Of course, the […]

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