The third edition of Royal Court’s Living Newspaper moves online only, with some seriously fierce political writing this time around.
The Show In Which Hopefully Nothing Happens is a deceptively simple and wonderfully surprising little show for little ones, but grownups, particularly those with a penchant for the strange and self-referential will find this an utter delight that reminds us to find the joy in the day-to-day.
If the world was close to its end -how would you spend your final hours? Storm clouds are gathering as the world teeters on the edge. It’s time to look at all the good things in life.
Despite this, and the freezing temperature of the venue, the Styx, I was struck by how well the work has endured, and how recent global disasters (Syria, Brexit, the refugee crisis) have only served to increase its relevance.
The Barbican staff fuss about with warnings about ‘strong magnets’ and not bringing in coats or bags, so you’re prepared for The Body to be something interactive and physical, and excitedly aware this piece won the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust award. Site specific marathon You Me BumBum Train and drag fabulist Dickie Beau are previous winners, so the bar’s set hig