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WATCH: Old Kent Road tap into InMotion opener after taking Edinburgh by storm

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London’s new InMotion Festival of dance and physical theatre officially opens tonight (16 August 2017) at The Bunker Theatre with the direct-from-Edinburgh transfer of Fall Out, by contemporary tap ensemble company Old Kent Road.

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NEWS: InMotion dance festival gets London moving from Wednesday

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As the Edinburgh Fringe continues north of the border, London’s inaugural InMotion Festival, celebrating dance and physical theatre, gets underway this week at the Bunker Theatre, including the first London dates in five years of Theatre Ad Infinitum’s hit Translunar Paradise.

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THE ENCHANTED – The Bunker

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The play is wholly rooted in humanity—even as it outlines the consequences that can occur when humanity gets forgotten. In the primary narrative strand of The Enchanted, a prisoner tells us the story of his fellow inmate, York, who is racing against the clock in an attempt to stop his execution going ahead (though York sometimes asserts that he wants to die).

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THE ENCHANTED – Bunker Theatre

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This is a pretty piece of expressionistic theatre that pleases the eyes and ears, but its favouring of poetic ambiguity and metaphor over concrete details and characterisation creates emotional distance. It’s difficult to find sympathy for a psychopath when their childhood trauma is nostalgically romanticised or vaguely alluded to when we see so little of them directly.

THE ENCHANTED – Bunker Theatre

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Set on death row in America, Pharmacy Theatre adapts Rene Denfeld’s novel The Enchanted for the stage. Exploring the nature of ‘evil, punishment, clemency and redemption’, the creative team present a show that would demonstrate potential if it hadn’t had a year to develop since its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… The Enchanted’s Jade Ogugua

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Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Pharmacy Theatre present the London transfer of their debut show – a highly-acclaimed adaptation of death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld’s award-winning novel. The Enchanted highlights issues around capital punishment, child abuse, and the self-perpetuating cycle of violence corrupting the US penitentiary.

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LA RONDE – The Bunker

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The Bunker, London – until 11 March 2017 Last year, Elon Musk suggested it’s likely that our entire existence is a computer simulation made by some highly evolved species. The simulation might be programmed randomly, or might not. Max Gill’s La Ronde gives credence to the idea that our lives are dictated by a power higher than ourselves. This production …