Posts Under ‘Smaller Theatres’ Category

Sentinel

I’m fascinated by how visuals and music can combine to tell a story. Not a gig with video, not gig-theatre (eg Klanghaus) but a production that sets out to place the video, the message and the music on an equal footing.  Sentinel at Sale Waterside, part of the Manchester Science Festival, weaves music and video… Continue Reading →

Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness!

People Zoo present their new production Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness! at Hope Mill.  Previous production The Trial wowed Manchester and ended up at PUSH2017.  This play, written in 2002 by Anthony Neilson, is very different, offering new challenges and opportunities.  As we enter the space at Hope Mill, the small red circular stage sits ‘in… Continue Reading →

#JeSuis

#JeSuis, at Contact Manchester as part of Journeys Festival, is described by its choreographer as a work in progress, a platform for each of the seven performers to tell a unique story where the individual stories will evolve with real events.  ‘It’s like an onion’, says Aakash Odedra, ‘multifaceted, multi dynamic, there is no one… Continue Reading →

The Believers Are But Brothers

Javaad Alipoor’s The Believers Are But Brothers is an incredibly complex show that delves into the world of disenfranchised men, especially young Muslims.  He stands at a microphone and tells the stories of three men, two in the UK, one in the US.  He engages with the audience and discusses the reality of global politics; the… Continue Reading →

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 →