The Drive

We shape our memories through the lens of the present. One person’s memories aren’t necessarily the same as another’s; the same event can be recalled in different ways. Just as importantly, how does our perception of what happened in the past influence our own future? In The Drive at Edinburgh’s Zoo Aviary, two women drive from… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – DollyWould

Hot on the heels of last year’s brilliant Letters to Windsor House, Sh!t Theatre return to Summerhall with DollyWould, on the face of it a show about Dolly Parton.  Whereas Letters to Windsor House was sprawling and broad like London, DollyWould is compact and focused – and sufficiently tacky in places – as the Dolly… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – The North

Further North than Manchester, further north than Edinburgh, this production at DanceBase makes clever use of space and time to create a strange and evocative landscape. Blending elements from dance, physical theatre and puppetry, The North features dancers Solène Weinachter (Lost Dog, Gecko), John Kendall (balletLORENT), and Eve Ganneau (Scottish Dance Theatre). John is lost… Continue Reading →

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 →

Bad Advice

Bad Advice is a play about ridding yourself of the inner monologues that stop you moving forward.  We all have them to greater or lesser extents.  Written by Eli Keren, and performed by Bear Trap Productions, this is a great play for the Greater Manchester Fringe, here performed at Twenty Twenty Two.  It’s one of… Continue Reading →