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VS. – The Yard Theatre

In Dance, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Vs is a short but energizing piece of dance theatre. It’s fun, but it would be even more fun if it didn’t come clothed in the relentless hype that Goode and his admirers have created around the show. You are entitled to believe that queer performance is the future of British theatre, but really you can only believe that this kind of devised live art is brilliant if you have no historical memory whatsoever.






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THE ENCHANTED – Bunker Theatre

In Dance, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

This is a pretty piece of expressionistic theatre that pleases the eyes and ears, but its favouring of poetic ambiguity and metaphor over concrete details and characterisation creates emotional distance. It’s difficult to find sympathy for a psychopath when their childhood trauma is nostalgically romanticised or vaguely alluded to when we see so little of them directly.






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CIRCUS DIARIES: The Band

In Cabaret, Circus, Dance, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Inside the art warehouse space of the Invisible Wind Factory, the smell of incense, free glitter and revolving ceiling decor have already set the scene for the height of Bruno & Sandy’s seventies splendour. Glinting racks of sequinned costumes and gold discs onstage fit right in, as big seventies voices sing slow-dance songs that give way to applause for the pair’s entrance.






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NEWS: From eight shows to over 3,000, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe launches its 70th anniversary programme

In Australia, Books, Cabaret, Children's theatre, Circus, Comedy, Dance, Edinburgh Festival, Festivals, International, Musicals, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Scotland, Sticky, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

The official 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme was launched today with shows catering for all ages and appetites, inviting performers and spectators from around the world to join the Alliance of Defiance and celebrate 70 years of defying the norm at the Fringe.






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EICF OPENING WEEKEND – Edinburgh

In Children's theatre, Dance, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival kicked off in splendid form this year, with an opening weekend of unusual and quirky offerings at the national Museum of Scotland. This is of course the festival we have known as Imaginate for the last 25 years or so, the purveyors of quality theatre for young people – and nothing has changed in terms of innovation and attention to detail.