Posts Under ‘Music’ Category

How To Save the World Without Really Trying

Orbit Festival at HOME continues with How To Save the World Without Really Trying by Bourgeois & Maurice.  This is an exploration of current affairs through clever song and incisive narrative.  Cabaret, if you will.  For Georgeois Bourgeois, the spotlight is always on himself, but his singing voice justifies this; his is the highly emotional… Continue Reading →

Hull – It’s Different for Girls

I’ve made the trip over to Beverley near Hull, to the wonderful East Riding Theatre.  Hull is UK City of Culture and I promised myself I’d make the trip this year – there’s a lot going on and it’s a city well worth getting to know again.  Also, two of Manchester’s talented actors – Abey… Continue Reading →

Aurillac Festival International de Théâtre de Rue

I guess you could consider this as a ‘holiday’ post, but really I thought the concept of the Festival International de Théâtre de Rue at Aurillac in Central France was relevant to what is happening in theatre everywhere at the moment.  There’s something about Street Theatre that makes it fascinating to watch.  Perhaps it’s the… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – How To Win Against History

During last year’s Edinburgh Fringe I saw How to Win Against History in the Assembly Box, an intimate shipping container with 80 seats.  This year it’s moved up in the world to the Assembly Piccolo, a 200 seat tent in a beautiful, traditional style with bench seating.  Billed as a musical but really a play with… Continue Reading →

MIF17: Cotton Panic!

If you break Cotton Panic! down into its constituent parts, each is strong.  The location is Campfield Market, an eery throwback to Manchester’s industrial past.  The audience stand with two giant video screens at either side, as if in an art gallery video installation.  To the front, on stage are three musicians looking every bit… Continue Reading →