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Golem – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer and Director: Suzanne Andrade Film, Animation and Design: Paul Barritt Music: Lillian Henley Reviewer: Daryl Holden The world that 1927’s Golem portrays is one of social decline. A world where individualism leads down the path to nonexistence and consumerism inevitably ends up at the top of the food chain. By all means, it’s a story that the theatre seems ...

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Golem by 1927 – Harrogate Theatre

Writer/Director: Suzanne Andrade Music: Lillian Henley Designer: Esme Appleton Animator: Paul Barritt Reviewer: Ron Simpson Golem is one of those shows where it’s difficult to visualise what you’re about to see from the advance publicity. In this case, however, it’s almost as difficult afterwards to describe what you’ve seen. To start with the obvious, Golem is a brilliant piece of ...

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Golem – Bristol Old Vic

Creators: 1927 Writer/Director: Suzanne Andrade Reviewer  G.D.Mills Golem takes us into the weird and wonderful world of an ‘extraordinary ordinary man’ who inhabits a warped and broken universe. Against an animated backdrop, at once cartoonish and nightmarish, five performers take us on a twisted journey into a world controlled, albeit subtly at first, by a disembodied consciousness hell bent on ...

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Mina– Home, Manchester

Creator: Natalie Lebouleux Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin  Mina is a theatrical piece exploring and exposing the use of conversion therapy to ‘cure’ same-sex attraction. It is a theatrical retelling of Natalie Leboulex’s award-nominated short film Paper Thin and blends live performance with stop-motion animation film projected around the stage. Paper lanterns guide the audience, one at a time, down the corridor and ...

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Under the Bed – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Writer: The Company - based on a book by Dan Mallaghan Animators: Fabric Lenny and Lou Sumray Reviewer: Holly Spanner When visitors to Leeds Library were asked to record their memories of fairy tales, these memories went on to inspire a set of 13 paintings and prints and were transformed into a new story by 154 Collective. Herein began Under ...

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Feral – The Lowry Studio, Salford

Directors: Ross MacKay Devised and Conceived by the company Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   The stage consists of an animator’s studio, with a central platform of lights and a raked surface and two supporting desks, one to mix sound from and one to mix the images which will appear on a grey dormant screen once the show begins. Feral is ...

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NEWS: Rocket Pictures to produced animated musical of Joseph

Rocket Pictures to Produce animated feature film of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s global stage phenomenon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, and is embarking on an all-new animated family feature film, in association with The Really ...

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NEWS: Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2014 Launches

The annual celebration of physical theatre, puppetry and animation returns to the Traverse for the seventh year running. Following the heady excesses of Christmas and New Year, January and February tend to be quite a dull time of year in the theatre calendar. But since 2008, the Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, under the care of Puppet Animation Scotland’s Artistic Director, ...

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