I have reservations as soon as I walk into bluemouth’s new immersive party show at the Wee Red Bar. Primarily because there aren’t many people there – never a good sign for a party.
The curation by Jacek Ludwig Scarso seemed solely to take every student’s unedited writing and plonk them in their own room. The show was twice the length it needed to be, and the audience was given no choice as to their route.
Alice’s Adventures Underground at The Vaults underneath Waterloo station is not just a show, it’s an experience. An experience which everyone should have. It’s magical, mystical, unique and altogether brilliant.
It’s St Patrick’s Day at an Irish pub in London. We’ve been there for awhile, but the night is young. There’s a five-strong band more focused on arguing the facts of Irish history than playing music.
On arriving at the front door of Latvian House I am met by a very smart, besuited Italian butler who refuses to let me in and won’t really give me a clear reason as to why. Had the performance begun?
As populism rises and fascists are tightening national borders with physical walls and stricter immigration regulations, the revolution is gaining speed. Theatre isn’t standing by, either.
What follows is nearly an hour of tremendous fun in the most ridiculous, discombobulating but ultimately touching and life affirming way possible. The show is built around an interview by a mysterious person called Ian and his feelings on the 1990s Acid House Movement.
The London Horror Festival is bigger than ever, new scare attractions appear all over the country every year and independent events like Frissonic’s Howl expand the otherworldly and terrifying offers for thrill seekers this time of year.
Along with tickets, we are handed earplugs. Considering Christopher Brett Bailey’s first work This Is How We Die, I’m not surprised.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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