Writings

The Herd: SLIME

August 28th, 2019 by

The Herd are a Hull-based company making new work that connects with young people and SLIME is an engaging theatre experience for younger children bringing to life some of the magic of the micro in our gardens. I really appreciate seeing a children’s show that sidesteps cutesier creatures in favour of insect protagonists and a […]

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Hippana Theatre: Shine

August 26th, 2019 by

This taut psychological thriller is part of the From Start to Finnish programme at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, and contains many of the hallmarks of what might be considered the best type of Scandi-Noir. Under the exacting movement direction of Rachel Yates, performer-creators Olivier Leclair and Tiia-Mari Makinen weave an intriguing narrative: a couple’s daughter […]

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Catherine Hoffmann: Cyst-er Act

August 25th, 2019 by

A Pagan ode of sorts (in part to a cyst, in part to a fallopian tube), Cyst-er Act is a’messy live art musical probing into the bloody realms of the womb’. Written and conceived by Catherine Hoffmann in response to her experience of having an ovary removed, she and her poly-cysters, Sarah Jane Grimshaw and […]

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Lost in Translation Circus: Hotel Paradiso

August 25th, 2019 by

Under the direction of Massimiliano Rossetti, Circus Space alumni Lost in Translation utilise a skilled multinational cast to bring this story of a failing hotel to life. An immediate sense of engagement is encouraged by the well-constructed pre-set, with a Bellboy welcoming us in to the space, and a Concierge interacting playfully with audience members […]

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Cirque Berserk

August 25th, 2019 by

Cirque Berserk is a tightly-packed sensory and sensual ride which is thrilling, charming, comic and nerve-shredding, often simultaneously. The Timbuktu Tumblers open the show and set the tone for what is to follow. A troupe of highly skilled acrobats, diving through hoops and building human pyramids, the act becomes more and more energetic as it […]

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