Posts Under ‘Smaller Theatres’ Category

Contractions / North of Providence

Play With Fire, who have previously presented powerful writing in Orphans and Sans Merci, present a double bill as part of the 2017 GM Fringe at 53two. Contractions by Mike Bartlett, directed by Sam Redway, looks at how far employers and employees will go in pursuit of the company’s needs.  It’s a play that is… Continue Reading →

The Loves of Others

Alex Keelan’s play for the 2017 GM Fringe is The Loves of Others at 53two.  I was impressed with her last production, Angel of the House, and this is equally well written but very different.  Versatility in a writer is a rare thing. The play focuses on two dinner parties maybe a year apart, in… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Actresses Always Lie

FLARE17: Actresses Always Lie by El Pollo Campero, Comidas Para Llevar (Spain) I love performances that appear to be light hearted but mask very serious issues underneath, where you come away with the nagging feeling that there was a lot more to the production than you first saw.  Gloria March Chulvi (Sleepwalk Collective’s Domestica) and Cris Celada… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Lowry double bill

Someone Loves You Drive With Care by Tom Cassani (UK) Tom Cassani exposes the techniques of deception, and teaches how to spot it in action. Stripping back any physical means of trickery, he works closely with the audience to explore and expose deception and truth, and the fine line between the two. An illusionist at FLARE?… Continue Reading →

Contact Autumn 2017

Contact launch their Autumn Season with an impressive new website and a new image: A theatre of the future where young people lead where everyone is welcome Kicking off the season (20-23 Sep) is a fascinating show based on the fans in football that reverses the usual theatre structure.  I interviewed creator Yahya Terryn for… Continue Reading →