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INVISIBLE TREASURE – Ovalhouse Theatre

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

Invisible Treasure has no script and no actors. It’s not a play, but a playspace. For this hour long part-video game, part-puzzle, the audience/participants must work together to interpret the cryptic tasks that pop up on a small screen in the sterile room where they are deposited by theatre staff. The sensors, cameras and microphones that monitor the group at all times determine whether or not you progress to the next level or not, and the chance of failure is very real indeed.

RINGSIDE – Edinburgh Fringe

In Circus, Edinburgh Festival, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; 11th August 2015 Hands covered in chalk dust, I wander away from the aptly named Demonstration Room, feeling like I should have touched that trapeze. Should have jumped up and hung, felt something tangible instead of played the observer for a change. Ellie DuBois’ unique one-to-one close up circus experience Ringside provides time for […]

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SHELTER ME – On a journey with my smartphone at Theatre Delicatessen

In Circus, Features, London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Theatre Delicatessen; 2nd July 2015 Deservedly glowing reviews of #ShelterMe have appeared all over, so this is something a little different… An experience… (Will probably look awful on mobile. Apologies) Behind the imposing office formality, Circumference present a world of surprises in the most exciting thing to happen to circus theatre in the last decade. […]

‘Bianco’ 2015, by NoFit State Circus

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Cardiff; 23rd June 2015 Amongst the iconic images and immersive splendour that wait inside NoFit State‘s silver space-age big top, there is a more grown up undertone to this year’s spectacular production. In this third incarnation of Bianco, director Firenza Guidi takes her guiding impulses of fighting fear and finding freedom into more serious territories.  With text and character originating from […]