VS. – The Yard Theatre

In Dance, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Vs is a short but energizing piece of dance theatre. It’s fun, but it would be even more fun if it didn’t come clothed in the relentless hype that Goode and his admirers have created around the show. You are entitled to believe that queer performance is the future of British theatre, but really you can only believe that this kind of devised live art is brilliant if you have no historical memory whatsoever.

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#EdFringe Life: Sex, nudity, JRR Tolkien & Malaysia

In Dance, Edinburgh Festival, Features, Festivals, Inspiring people, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

Matt, the Monkey Poet, is a massive energy across the international spoken word touring scene, and this year he has programmed 80 shows within the Free Fringe. He has decided to use his Tuesdays as part of his ongoing thinking for a new show for 2017 which may be called Dr Monkey Poet’s Sex Clinic.

TORN APART (DISSOLUTION) – Theatre N16

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

Love is one of the best things in the world, or the worst. It feels like floating, butterflies, warmth and fuzziness, or being trapped in a cage with no way out. Everyone wants to love and be loved, but when it backfires, the effects are devastating. For life, sometimes. Torn Apart (Dissolution) presents three interconnected relationships across generations and international borders. These people are broken at worst or dysfunctional at best, which makes for some good dramatic tension but the playwright BJ McNeill’s structure, style and storyline deteriorates towards the end. Some lovely set-piece scenes, a few good performances and a powerful set design help offset these issues, but new company No Offence Theatre need to continue developing their ideas in order to better showcase them.