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Now Is The Time to Say Nothing – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Lead artists: Caroline Williams and Reem Karssli Reviewer: David Guest Dragging yourself away from the comfortable observation space in front of a screen is easier said than done. Everyone watches news in a controlled position of isolation, whether that be viewing on television, PCs, tablets or mobile devices. But a fascinating art installation which continues to tour five years after ...

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One – Battersea Arts Centre, London

 Creators and performers: Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Surrealist performers Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas have, in their previous shows Eurohouse and Palmyra, presented a fractious, occasionally violent onstage relationship. As their new show One opens, Nasi is standing atop a tall stepladder and, despite Bert and selected audience members asking him to come down, refuses to ...

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Woke – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writer and performer: Apphia Campbell Reviewer: David Guest “Black Lives Matter” is a movement that has become a rallying cry over decades. Yet unchecked atrocities in the ongoing civil rights struggle in America and indeed around the world mean it is in serious danger of becoming little more than a clichéd hashtag. However watered down it has become, it remains ...

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The Future – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Show title: The Future – Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, London Writer: Little Bulb Theatre Director: Alexander Scott Reviewer: Richard Maguire The Future is a quirky exploration of Artificial Intelligence and lies somewhere between a TED Talk and a rock gig. However, its focus on zany and nerdy humour means that it fails to ask any new questions about AI that ...

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Wow Everything Is Amazing  –  Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writer and Director: Roisin Feeny Directors:  Gemma Rowan and Roisin Feeny Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Taking place in the not-too-distant future, Wow Everything Is Amazingsees the internet worshipped as a religion. To prove their faith, new worshippers are persuaded to hand over all their data, and to share all their ideas. This new show by the young company Sounds Like Chaos ...

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dressed  – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Creators and Performers:  Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi, and Olivia Norris Reviewer:  Richard Maguire A few years ago in a foreign country Lydia Higginson was forced to strip at gunpoint. For a long time after, Higginson suffered from PTSD, but after six years she felt stronger and realised that now was the time to get, in a metaphorical sense, ...

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I’m a Phoenix, Bitch – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writer: Bryony Kimmings Directors:  Kirsty Housley and Bryony Kimmings Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Bryony Kimming’s one-woman show already comes studded with so many four and five-star recommendations, it seems almost unnecessary to review it. But here goes. I’m a Phoenix, Bitchis a multi-media restaging of the worst years of Kimming’s life. This is therapy on a grand scale. In 2016, after ...

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Rendezvous in Bratislava  – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writer: Miriam Sherwood Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Miriam Sherwood’s grandparents threw the biggest parties in the darkest times. Surviving the Nazis in the Second World War, and then surviving the political purges of the 1970s, Sherwood’s grandparents managed to remain in Slovakia for decades before they were forced to flee to Munich. Rendezvous in Bratislava is Sherwood’s attempt to recreate one of ...

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