Writings

Talking Dirty

February 27th, 2019 by

 After seeing I want you to admire me/but you shouldn’t,  Ciaran Hammond talks to Dirty Rascals Theatre’s artistic director Pavlos Christodoulou and performer and maker Tom MacQueen about what makes this emerging company what it is. When did Dirty Rascals start and who was there at the beginning? PAVLOS: So in 2015 we became incorporated, but […]

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Playing into Performance: an interview with The PappyShow

February 27th, 2019 by

After the end of a very busy week, performing three productions (BOYS, GIRLS and CARE) at VAULT Festival, Kane Husbands and Eddie-Joe Robinson of The PappyShow chatted to Ciaran Hammond about their company, their practice and physical theatre. Where did The PappyShow start? KANE: We started six years ago. I was working full time at the […]

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Origins and Overlaps: New Public at Vault Festival 2019

February 26th, 2019 by

New Public is an emerging London-based theatre company, bringing together diverse disciplines to make new work, including circus, performance art and clowning. The company members are: Katariina Tamm, Dean Elliott, Jo Moss, Stefanie Bruckner, Tom Kelsey and Christopher Adams, all graduates of the RADA Theatre Lab MA. Ciaran Hammond talks to Jo, Katariina and Dean, during […]

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Ellie Kendrick /Helen Goalen & Abbi Greenland: Hole

February 19th, 2019 by

Upstairs at the Royal Court. You have to climb a lot of stairs or ride the lift to the tippety-top to reach this venue; leaving the bright lights and the loud industry laughter of the basement bar long behind you. Already it feels like we are going to witness something dark, something so special that […]

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Jaha Koo: Cuckoo

February 18th, 2019 by

Cuckoo! Here they come, the Cuckoos – red and white and shiny, rolling along the conveyor belt as a cheery jingle sings out. What is a Cuckoo? It’s a rice cooker – the brand so popular in Jaha Koo’s homeland, South Korea, that Cuckoo is to rice cooker there as Hoover is to vacuum cleaner […]

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