Operation Black Antler

There was a moment in Operation Black Antler (from Blast Theory/Hydrocracker and HOME) where I and one of my undercover team finally get an introduction to one of the key people in the operation we are trying to infiltrate.  It’s been hard work persuading our contact to believe that we are sufficiently committed to their… Continue Reading →

Persuasion (with dancing)

Anne lies face down on top of two massive blue rectangular slabs separated by a thin yellow strip of light. Around the edge sits a circle of  speakers, professional lighting, trailing wires – a club, a gig, a theatre performance? Actors emerge from the audience. Towards the end of the first half, Frank Ocean’s Super… Continue Reading →

Rose

HOME presents the first UK revival of Martin Sherman’s award-winning Rose, which premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1999. Directed by Richard Beecham, Janet Suzman takes on the role of the eponymous Rose, recounting her fractured life from her home in Miami. It’s a tough call for a single actor to engage an audience for… Continue Reading →

June theatre

For June, here is a selection of performances that may be just off your radar.  A good opportunity to see something different and perhaps unique. Oldham Coliseum showcases new writing and emerging talent with First Break, 22 – 30 June.  A packed programme of plays, rehearsed readings, showcases and discussion in the Coliseum Studio.   HOME… Continue Reading →

Schrödinger

Contact, Manchester , 2017.  If at a subatomic level, particles behave as waves, matter can be in two places at one time, you don’t know where a particle is until you see it, and measurement affects what you see, then what happens if you imagine this at our visible, human, real world level?  Then throw… Continue Reading →