Posts Tagged ‘studio’

War with the Newts

You could probably watch the eighty minutes of War with the Newts (which I saw in the Royal Exchange studio) and enjoy it for the well told story, the immersive style staging, the technical aspects and the attention to detail. Not to mention some very impressive acting and the well paced writing. Because it is… Continue Reading →

Making Three Sisters Relevant for Today

I can’t say I’m a Chekhov fan. Yes, I loved Uncle Vanya at HOME last year, which I described as ‘a thing of sparse beauty’. But I struggle to see what many of the plays mean to us today. My copy of Chekhov’s ‘Five Plays’ has sat on the bookshelf for five years unthumbed. But… Continue Reading →

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok tells the story of four generations of one family through the eyes of Hong Kong born Lily and her British born granddaughter Helen. We see the challenges Lily faces, much of it ingrained in Chinese culture, and how she escapes through her love of cooking. Scenes of despair, violence… 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 →

What if I Told You

Pauline Mayers brings theatre/dance piece What if I Told You? (directed by Chris Goode) to the Royal Exchange Studio.  The performance weaves together interconnected strands to investigate prejudice based on skin colour.  Theatre and dance combine in a thought-provoking yet playful exploration of life, racism and how slavery informed modern medical practices. There are five… Continue Reading →