Writings

Birds of Paradise/National Theatre of Scotland: My Left Right Foot: The Musical

May 27th, 2019 by

This was a very interesting experience for me; not just the show itself, but also the subsequent conversations I had with arts industry friends who also saw it, which revealed very mixed responses. This is perhaps not surprising given it is a taboo-stretching satire on ‘inclusivity and the arts’:  My Left Right Foot: The Musical may […]

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon – Luke Jerram and Thingumajig Theatre

May 27th, 2019 by

Two Brighton Festival presentations, Museum of the Moon and Ghost Caribou, are seen in a park at nightfall by Matt Rudkin By day it’s a mild-mannered, strangely blue giant sphere, but by night it transforms into an internally illuminated, optically bewitching orb. What else to say about this enormous inflatable moon, other than to emphasise […]

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Nwando Ebizie: Distorted Constellations

May 26th, 2019 by

‘You are entering an Afrofuturist, mythical landscape that explores what it’s like to see the world through someone else’s eyes.’ We are at Lighthouse, a film and multimedia centre specialising in ‘connecting new developments in art, technology, science and society’. It’s the first weekend of the Brighton Festival, and we’re here to mark the opening […]

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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Séancers

May 20th, 2019 by

Lots to look at before the show begins… Or to put it another way, this show is part installation, part performance. There is no line drawn – both elements co-exist in this space, which will become the site for a ritual exploration of ‘personal and public histories and notions of identity’. The lights are up. […]

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Samira Elagoz: Cock Cock… Who’s There?

May 15th, 2019 by

’Not your average show about rape, female bodies, feminism, and the male gaze’ in which Finnish-Egyptian filmmaker and performance artist Samira Elagoz takes us on a journey across three continents, in a ‘personal research project’ to encounter (male) strangers in Berlin, Havana, New York, Tokyo and numerous other places. The encounters are of a sexual […]

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