Posts Tagged ‘Orbit’

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 →

Instructions for a Border Crossing

Daniel Bye’s Instructions for Border Crossing is a fascinating and in some ways remarkable piece of theatre.  At HOME as part of the Orbit Festival, this is a play about borders. Why does oppression increase the closer we approach a border? Daniel sits at a desk opposite an empty chair to which he periodically invites… Continue Reading →

Palmyra

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas return to the HOME studio (after last night’s intriguing Eurohouse) with Palmyra, using as a starting point a concert entitled ‘With a Prayer from Palmyra: Music Revives the Ancient Walls’, which was staged in the ruins of the ancient city, on the same site as executions had taken place.  It’s… Continue Reading →

Eurohouse

HOME’s annual Orbit Festival continues with Fellswoop Theatre’s Eurohouse, a ‘darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way.’  In fact this is very much a two man physical theatre play based on the Greek debt crisis and the imbalance between the rich Northern states and the now struggling Southern… Continue Reading →