Monthly Archives: January 2015

Two extremes at Re:play

My second visit to the Re:play festival at the temporary HOME is a tale of two extremes. ‘The Dumb Waiter’ is an intense, sometimes confusing and at times uncomfortably silent portrayal of two very different hit men waiting for details of their next job.  Initially performed in the basement of the King’s Arms, the First Street… Continue Reading →

War Stories

The 24:7 Theatre Festival has been a brilliant showcase for new and innovative writing over the years, and ‘War Stories’ is something quite unique.  Presented by 24:7, and initially performed last year, this is a collaboration between two festivals – 24:7 and Canberra’s ‘You are Here’ – and two writers – Rob Johnston in Manchester and… Continue Reading →

Anthony Burgess Foundation – putting music into spaces

It’s a theme I’ll keep returning to.  Where does theatre stop?  Where does dance, spoken word and music start?  I make no apologies for this.  The different elements of ‘Performance’ become ever more intertwined. I’ve been aware of the Anthony Burgess Foundation for a while; there seem to be interesting events, and it looks an inviting space… Continue Reading →