The very idea of distilling thousands of years of human evolution into a two hour performance is itself a critique of the writing and presentation of history.
In Part 2 I criticised Belt Up‘s Women of Troy for promising more than it offered. This was before I realised that Women of Troy is part of something much bigger. C Venues have handed Belt Up the keys to … Continued
Idle Motion's ability to transform a tiny, empty square into a detailed, textured and low-tech landscape of the imaginary, bodes well for future work with greater resources.
In Full Tilt's revival of Orestes: Re-Examined, the audience is brought forward as jury to judge the case of Orestes' matricide and its myriad ramifications.
Her Naked Skin is a bit like its heroine: courageous, demanding, articulate, divided, unpredictable and - despite good intentions - ultimately alienating.
Viewed in context, HALL is a necessary step in the evolution of audio-instructed performance to a form capable of telling big, sprawling stories as well as brief, compact ones.
The more people hear my voice, the more my voice becomes important regardless of what I have to say.
A Place at the Table has a couple of rock-solid concepts - the subject matter and staging - at its heart, but glommed around them is a mass of shiny little distractions that serve only to obscure the truths verbatim theatre is supposed to expose.
It's fascinating when the real world comes into the theatre. But to what degree can you make it come in realistically?
So the Festival Fringe is over, but perhaps its most important task is just beginning. It’s all very well staging thousands of challenging new productions for a month in one city, but what about the future life of those productions, … Continued