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‘Hauntingly different & mostly in a very good way’: THE DARKFIELD TRILOGY – Canary Wharf

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Darkfield promoted site specific theatre even when we couldn’t actually go anywhere. Their neat answer was to get you using spaces in your own home or in permitted public places such as a park bench. Now they’ve gone back to an idea which they used prior to the great lockdown with a trio of short pieces taking place in converted shipping containers currently located in Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands.

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ROARING TRADE – Park Theatre

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It would be easy to dismiss Roaring Trade as ‘Boring Trade’, a 2009 quadrille for four unpleasant people in a dealing room which was stale long before the recession cut the rug from under bond trading.

Analysis of its theatrical failures is more complex: the set has the feel of ‘Enron’ but random scrolling data on a projected Bloomberg screen is neither realistic nor kinetic – post-Curious Incident we expect far more from back projection.

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Canary Yellow

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Finally gave in and joined Flickr. Here’s my first photo … a ‘nuclear’ sunset over Canary Wharf taken at the local DLR station, Pontoon Dock.

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