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‘An engrossing immersive experience’: FLICKER – Colab Tavern, London (review)

In Features, Native, Reviews by Justin Murray

COLAB have done it again with Flicker, an engrossing, sometimes unsettling, immersive experience that makes for an evening’s entertainment that feels appropriate for the time of year, and the times we find ourselves living in.  We the participants have, we are told, been summoned here to assist Reverend Parks (Ben Chamberlain) (and his wayward niece Florence) in performing an exorcism …

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‘Expect to be surprised & unnerved’: Zoe Seaton opens up about Big Telly Theatre Company’s digital staging of Macbeth

In Features, Interviews, Online shows, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Kirsty HerringtonLeave a Comment

Later this month the Big Telly Theatre Company’s atmospheric digital production of Macbeth will open at the 58th edition of the Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF), Ireland’s leading contemporary international arts festival. I caught up with the theatre company’s founder Zoe Seaton to find out more.

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‘A thoroughly sobering piece of work’: NO MASKS (Online review)

In Features, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by John ChapmanLeave a Comment

Back in April, part of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s response to the pandemic was to create a new type of project. They put out a call to key workers in the local community to share their stories via a video wall. Out of some of these writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz and director Nadia Fall have created a series of imagined monologues which have been filmed as No Masks.

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‘You just have to trust in the story you’re telling now’: Georgina Barley brings her debut play Lovesick to the White Bear Theatre

In Featured Shows, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Plays, Quotes by Press Releases

Actress and writer Georgina Barley refused to feel defeated by the cancellation of her debut play Lovesick six months ago due to the Covid crisis. Instead Georgina put her mind to creating a version of the piece that could be staged post-lockdown and she can’t wait to share it with audiences at London’s White Bear Theatre from 13-17 October 2020.

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‘At the darkest moments I have to believe there is a future for our industry’: Why the arts are viable

In Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Scotland by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

At the darkest moments I have to believe there is a future for our industry. I have to believe we will defy our government and prove to be viable. I absolutely believe the way that this will happen is through the invention and enterprising energy of creative producers making stuff happen.