Posts Under ‘Physical Theatre’ Category

Best of 2017

There is no question that there is now too much theatre in Manchester for one person to even start to cover.  Therefore, this list will always have omissions.  I like to think of this as my personal list.  Of course, I have the benefit of hindsight, which sometimes adds a new layer to a review… Continue Reading →

Real Magic

Things I am thinking about Real Magic from Forced Entertainment at HOME as I sit in the bath afterwards: The use of repetition in theatre – in this case the endless repetition of a short scene involving the guessing of one of three words that one of the three performers is thinking – can work…. Continue Reading →

Charge

There is too little representation of science in performance.  All too often it’s about the people and relationships behind the science, and not the invention and exploration.  Motionhouse have partnered with the University of Oxford to explore the role of energy in all aspects of our lives in Charge, a performance that fuses dance, circus, sound… Continue Reading →

Palmyra

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas return to the HOME studio (after last night’s intriguing Eurohouse) with Palmyra, using as a starting point a concert entitled ‘With a Prayer from Palmyra: Music Revives the Ancient Walls’, which was staged in the ruins of the ancient city, on the same site as executions had taken place.  It’s… Continue Reading →

Eurohouse

HOME’s annual Orbit Festival continues with Fellswoop Theatre’s Eurohouse, a ‘darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way.’  In fact this is very much a two man physical theatre play based on the Greek debt crisis and the imbalance between the rich Northern states and the now struggling Southern… Continue Reading →