Posts Tagged ‘Flying Solo’

Ria Hartley – Untouchable

Ria Hartley returns with Untouchable, part of Contact’s Flying Solo Festival, performed in a comfortable room in the Pankhurst Centre.  For ninety minutes she takes us through her experience of domestic violence, and how it has shaped her life and those of her mother and brothers, whom she names ‘Puppy’ and ‘Taz’.  Weaving graphic description with… Continue Reading →

Cheryl Martin talks about Alaska

Cheryl Martin returns to Contact’s Flying Solo Festival with Alaska, ‘one woman’s extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression. A raw and powerful performance, with humour, heart and soul, in the intimate setting of a city centre flat.’ Dave:   How did this play come about? Cheryl:   I started off as a… Continue Reading →

Watching Flying Solo

The Contact Theatre Flying Solo Festival 2015 has been superb and has showcased diverse and challenging performances.  Ester Natzijl’s Watching continued to impress. Physical theatre offers another dimension to what most would regard as ‘theatre’.  Stripped of words, normally without set, the performance relies on movement and emotion, and often the clever use of sound.  So it… Continue Reading →

This is How We Die

This is the first day of the Contact Theatre Flying Solo Festival.  I’d have seen Keisha Thompson – I Wish I had a Moustache – which I loved in 2013, but it was sold out.  Deservedly so.  Instead I’ve gone for Christopher Brett Bailey – This is How We Die.  Completely different. The stage is empty except for a… Continue Reading →