Writings

Beta Public IX

Thomas Martin & Pat Ashe: Beta Public IX

January 11th, 2019 by

It’s been more than five years since the first Beta Public in 2013, reviewed in Total Theatre by Sophie London. Now, for their ninth showcase at Camden People’s Theatre in North London, theatre director Thomas Martin and video game producer and curator Pat Ashe return with more carefully curated games (Ashe) and theatre (Martin) that […]

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Bloodyminded

January 5th, 2019 by

Is it a film? Is it a live performance? Neither and both: it’s Blast Theory’s Bloodyminded, ‘the UK’s first live interactive feature film’. Aislinn Kelly ruminates on the interplay between the live streaming of a single-shot film and audience interactivity; and reflects on how the commemoration of WWI conscientious objectors plays out in this 14–18 […]

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Ivo Dimchev: Som Faves

December 27th, 2018 by

It’s Saturday night at Chisenhale Dance Space and we’re here to see Som Faves by Bulgarian choreographer and singer-songwriter Ivo Dimchev. Internationally renowned for his extreme and colourful mixture of live art, music and dance-theatre, Dimchev has authored over 30 performances, exhibitions and concerts in the past 20 years.  I saw him recently on Britain’s […]

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Kieran Hurley: Mouthpiece

December 21st, 2018 by

    As I walk in, I see a frame within the invisible frame of the theatre. That gives me a clue. The light is dim. The set is angular. A large, flat, lightly-coloured rectangular frame shapes dark steps beyond the frame. A table penetrates the frame – a way into the story, and a […]

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Biscuit & Field: Paid Fantasist

December 18th, 2018 by

Paid Fantasist is the first collaboration between Rebecca Biscuit and Nick Field. Biscuit is half of the multi-award-winning Sh!t Theatre; Field a celebrated performer, writer and artist. Their show is inspired by an interview with Tom Baker in 1978 in The Times when at the height of his Dr. Who fame, in which he describes a […]

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