Posts Under ‘Large Theatre’ Category

MIF: Returning to Reims

The post show discussion at HOME of this MIF17 production is one of the best attended I’ve seen, testament to the power of the director, Thomas Ostermeier (of Schaubühne Berlin) and the author of the text that inspired the play, Didier Eribon.  Drawing parallels across France, Germany and the UK, Returning to Reims critically analyses… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: HOME double bill 8 July

The final performance of FLARE17 is at HOME and we’re treated to two impressive and completely polar performances. Moore Bacon! by Bosse Provoost and Kobe Chielens/de polen (Belgium) Moore Bacon! plays with the spectator’ s eye, creating form, texture and colour in the imagination as much as the reality of the stage. On the face of… Continue Reading →

What if Women Ruled the World?

There is no question that What if Women Ruled the World? is a profoundly messy production.  Gender stereotypes are thrown around at will and we veer violently from one to the next. The five experts have such a short time to make their proposals, the effect is heightened, almost surreal. The gap between the actors and… Continue Reading →

FLARE: HOME Double Bill

FLARE opens in Manchester with the first double bill at HOME. ONE: BOG (Netherlands) ‘ONE is about all things: time, space, light, sound, organisms, objects, people, feelings and thoughts.’  A lamp mounted on a wheel at the end of a metal rod transcribes a circle on a white stage, periodically making the performer step over… Continue Reading →

Is audience participation killing theatre?

Theatre is defined by many unwritten rules.  When you first go to the theatre, these rules are unclear, on etiquette, what to wear, how to react to the performance.  On the few occasions I’ve been to a classical music concert I have struggled to understand when to clap; why is it encouraged after a big… Continue Reading →