Posts Under ‘Physical Theatre’ Category

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 →

October Theatre

October in Manchester is busy for theatre and performance, so busy that you couldn’t possibly see all the good things that are lined up.  But here’s a few that look well worth checking out. At HOME, Orbit Festival runs until 15 October and includes a range of brilliant shows, some of which I’ve seen before… Continue Reading →

Emergency 2017

Emergency at Z Arts is Word of Warning’s annual foray into what’s new, different and emerging in the fine line that exists between performance art and theatre.  This is ‘Manchester’s micro-marathon of the bizarre and the beautiful’, featuring a mix of durational performance and staged theatre. Running from noon to 10pm, with a full evening… Continue Reading →

The Wedding

The Wedding feels quite different from the other Gecko shows I’ve seen (Overcoat, Institute, Dreamer).  There’s less of the usual warmth, and it’s more episodic, broken up into discrete chunks as opposed to a coherent narrative, perhaps more reminiscent of ‘street theatre’.  It feels bigger, focusing on groups of people rather than allowing us to engage… 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 →