Posts Under ‘Spoken Word’ Category

Bravado

In a darkened room above the Briton’s Protection in Manchester, the wallpaper looks exactly like it would in the domestic scenes that Scottee’s text creates.  To the rear, three television screens play nineties TV series (Gladiators, Baywatch, Johnny Bravo, Dad’s Army, etc) that in some way stereotype ‘maleness’.  The performer is not Scottee, but a… Continue Reading →

Letters to Morrissey

It is perhaps critical to the themes of this play that it’s set before the rise of the internet celebrity, in what might naively be referred to as a better time.  Of vinyl.  Of letters sent by post.  A time where there was no expectation of instant gratification.  Of old fashioned school violence.  But of… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – bin Laden the one man show

Our history is littered with powerful people who have stood up for what they believed in, and not stopped until they achieved their aims.  We remember these people in different ways.  The often quoted ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’ is misleading.  As Ronald Reagan said in 1986 ‘Freedom fighters struggle to liberate… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: HOME double bill 8 July

The final performance of FLARE17 is at HOME and we’re treated to two impressive and completely polar performances. Moore Bacon! by Bosse Provoost and Kobe Chielens/de polen (Belgium) Moore Bacon! plays with the spectator’ s eye, creating form, texture and colour in the imagination as much as the reality of the stage. On the face of… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Future FLARES #1

Future FLARES is the strand of FLARE17 that showcases both student work and work in progress from established artists.  The two performances today at the Martin Harris Centre are both UK student pieces. A work of ART: Dead Pig (MMU) Two men and two women stand naked on stage covered only in white clay. Each… Continue Reading →