From the Sublime to the Ridiculous – Circus at Ed Fringe 2023

August 13th, 2023 by

Sacred spaces, peepshows, spooky ghost hunts and duels – all circus life is here at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 There is circus, and there is circus…  And the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 brings us the full spectrum, from circus-cabaret shows presented at all hours of the day and night, to full-blown extravaganzas from the world’s top […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life – Ed Fringe 2023

August 10th, 2023 by

‘Once upon a time there were people between birth and death. We are those people. We are here, and we have come together to remember and forget.’ Thus starts Funeral, the latest work by Flemish masters Ontroerend Goed to arrive at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The multi-award-winning company have shocked, surprised and enchanted audiences for […]

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Rebel, Rebel

May 9th, 2023 by

Send In the Clowns! Don’t worry, they’re here… A fire ritual, a walking bus and an arresting image are, for Robyn Hambrook, the unlikely stepping stones to a career journey that has spanned community fire festivals, ritual theatre, street arts, circus, clowning and protest.  I am watching the absurd spectacle of a group of clowns, […]

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Yellow Fever: Odin Teatret in Paris

February 13th, 2023 by

Watching Odin Teatret’s Thebes at the Time of Yellow Fever, Bianca Mastrominico reflects on the extraordinary six-decade journey of the company, the crossroads they have now reached, and the home of their legacy ‘It is the day after the last battle. The war between the two sons of Oedipus for the dominion of Thebes is […]

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LIMF 2023: As One Door Closes…

January 28th, 2023 by

We’re entering the final week of the last ever London International Mime Festival, which is bowing out with a bang. Dorothy Max Prior reflects on work seen to-date January in London: cold, damp, miserable – same as it ever was. But January 2023 is extra miserable because added to the predictably dismal weather and usual […]

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