A Space to Bless, a series of meditations from Queen Jesus Productions filmed in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, provides much-needed balm for the soul.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Losing Venice at the Orange Tree Theatre is a remarkable rediscovery by this ever-enterprising venue and is a well-crafted and elegantly written curiosity.
Warmly fierce: There is a deep humanity to Eve, at the Traverse, that makes it both challenging and reassuring, giving it an ultimate message of hope.
By chance of the calendar, I’ve seen five solo shows back to back, and they all offered me different insights into the art of this truly difficult theatrical form, and the nature of life, loss, theatre and love of self.
The Attic Collective’s War in America is passionate, emotional and committed – but not over-earnest, and certainly not polite. The second production by this company for young performers set up by the Festival City Theatres Trust, continues to fulfil the promise shown by their excellent Lysistrata.
Federico Garcia Lorca’s formidable text, in a wonderfully uncompromising translation by Jo Clifford which is set within the distinctive confines of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.
Intense and mannered, Leitheatre’s production of Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba at the Festival Theatre Studio strikes a chord with contemporary events.
The sweet powdery scent of incense wafts past as the doors swing open at St Chrysostom’s Church in Manchester. Framed by beautiful arches and stained glass windows, smiling faces welcome the audience in for an alternative service – The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven by playwright and performer Jo Clifford. This thoughtful and engaging solo show re-imagines the Gospels with a transgender Jesus.
A trio of world premieres mark out the National Theatre of Scotland’s Summer and Autumn season of its tenth anniversary year, are being launched in Edinburgh.