Writings

RoguePlay Theatre: 3am Waitress

August 23rd, 2018 by

RoguePlay Theatre draw from dance and circus, calling themselves ‘high physical theatre’ artists, often using aerial skills in their work. 3am Waitress, directed by Kim Charnock, is a tempered-down version of what it could be. Two café tables dress the space, one with three paper cups and two sugar servers, and one with a radio […]

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Constant Vigier: (Mes)dames

August 23rd, 2018 by

Ballet dancer Constant Vigier, trained in Paris, is emerging as a choreographer through a series of small-scale works and Fringe performances: his current work (Mes)dames is his third Edinburgh Fringe piece, programmed by the French Institute.  (Mes)dames, opens with three young women carefully poised on a chair dressed with a silk map of the world. […]

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The Scientific Romance Theatre Company: The Time Machine

August 23rd, 2018 by

HG Wells’ The Time Machine, published in 1895, is sometimes credited with being the first sci-fi novel (although some might say that Mary Shelley beat him to it by 80 years with Frankenstein). Regardless, his novella, featuring the adventures of a man named only as The Time Traveller, is a seminal text, and this production […]

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ThisEgg: dressed.

August 23rd, 2018 by

She no longer wants to talk about getting stripped; she now wants to talk about getting dressed. She sits behind a sewing machine, her lit face rapt in concentration, her beautiful pre-Raphaelite auburn curls falling forward. The machine judders along. ‘Wearing clothes I have made is the most honest way I have of being in […]

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Company 2: Sediment

August 22nd, 2018 by

For anyone who saw and loved the feel-good romps Cantina or Scotch & Soda, or the clever homage to circus tradition She Would Walk the Sky, the news that the creator of these shows, Company 2, were now making a piece inspired by Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground might be received with alarm. But fear […]

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