In The Elephant’s Child and Just So from Metta Theatre, a company of eight present a series of semi-improvised animal fables, followed by a puppet-opera explaining the origin of the pachyderm’s proboscis. Some of the stories are underpinned by music, … Continued
Director of The Rain Emperor, Judy Jacob talks about the background to the project and the musical legacy of her late father, Robert Jacob.
East 10th Street is that internal ‘haunted’ house, where humanity wrestles with the profound peculiarities of a meaningless existence that, now and then, goes wayward and crumbles.
The next day of the festival started off with Hilda by French playwright Marie Ndiaye. This production is a collaboration between the Marjanishvili Theatre and the London based company Caravanserai under director Giles Foreman, and can be seen at the … Continued
“Hiroshima-style” Kagura is perhaps the hippest, most secular, crowd-pleasing style of Shinto performance in the country.
Story and structure are well-conceived, but without Rebecca Stevenson’s ability to change from schoolgirl Gracie to a prematurely grown-up woman in a heartbeat...For Once I Was would remain just that – an interesting story well told.
“Nearly 200 arts organisations, including 37 theatre companies, have been told they are to lose all revenue funding from Arts Council England, in the bloodiest cull in ACE’s 61-year history.” This petition is directed at the ACE in protest at … Continued
The number of open public archives appearing on the Web of late is astounding. Here is another notable entry developed by the University of Oxford called The Great War Archive. The aim of the site is to collect material related … Continued
In Aristophanes’ The Birds, a city in the clouds is the background to an ambivalent satire on utopianism and realpolitik. Cloudcuckooland, a musical for children, re-imagines Aristophanes’ comedy as a boisterously upbeat fable about climate change, inter-species co-operation and the … Continued
That Night Follows Day was commissioned by Flemish theatre company Victoria and written and directed by Tim Etchells as part of a series of productions performed by children for adults.