Writings

FK Alexander: Violence

March 15th, 2019 by

The End of the World. A state of mind, a song by – come on, who, who? Name that tune! It’s Skeeter Davis, a country-pop classic from 1962. You’d know it if you heard it. You’d know it even if the version you were hearing was slowed-down, then slowed-down again, and slowed-down thrice so it […]

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Sleepwalk Collective: Kourtney Kardashian

March 14th, 2019 by

Sleepwalk Collective’s latest work, Kourtney Kardashian, is the third part of what the company describe as an ‘accidental trilogy’ which is inspired, in part, by Chekov’s Three Sisters. I haven’t seen the other two parts, a ballet called Kim Kardashian (2016), and a ‘stage play’ called Khloe Kardashian (2017). I am also a bit vague […]

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Belarus Free Theatre: Counting Sheep

March 14th, 2019 by

In 2016 self-styled ‘guerilla folk opera’ Counting Sheep took Edinburgh Fringe by storm, as it invited audiences to immerse themselves in a passionately evoked music-driven staging of a revolution. Toronto-based Lemon Bucket Orkestra re-cast the personal experiences of their part-Ukrainian musician Mark Marczyk into vibrant folk form. Marczyk had found himself in the midst of […]

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Exit Productions: Fight Night

March 14th, 2019 by

VAULT Festival’s impact on the London theatre scene, in terms of promoting new work and creating a youthful buzz around a night at the theatre has, over the past seven years, been substantial. One of the forms that has reaped particular benefit has been immersive work, able to capitalise on the flavoursome environments of the […]

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Personal Contexts: Chatting with Kate Radford

March 11th, 2019 by

Kate Radford is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in Hebden Bridge whose work focuses on exploring women’s voices through performance. She performed her mythological, sonic, solo piece, Drought, at Vault Festival 2019. Ciaran Hammond speaks to her. When and where would you say you first started working as an artist? Well I was first published when […]

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