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Black Stuff – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Movement Director: Catherine Bennett Director: Paul Davies Reviewer: Jacqui Onions   From the gathering point at Wales Millennium Centre, the audience is led to a disused listed building in Cardiff Bay; a fitting and atmospheric setting to explore Wales’ past, present and future. The starting point for Black Stuff was the short stories of David Alexander, which were brought to ...

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Smash It Up – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Mr And Mrs Clark Smash It Up

Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Blending art installation, film, physical theatre and drama, Smash It Up is a stirring, thought-provoking theatre experience that you will never forget. Taking the demolition of The Chartist Mural in Newport to make way for a shopping centre as its starting point and focus, Smash It Up expands its thinking to explore destruction of art, and indeed ...

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Bryony Kimmings: Credible Likeable Superstar rôle Model – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Bryony Kimmings Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4.5] Artist Bryony Kimmings is concerned for Taylor, her nine-year-old niece. Thanks to constantly progressing technology, young Taylor has the world at her fingertips. But the world is a dark, dark place, and Taylor’s innocence could be lost with the mere click of a mouse. So Bryony sought to improve the situation. ‘Credible Likeable ...

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Credible Likeable Superstar rôle Model – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Bryony Kimmings Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:5] Brutally endearing (in the least twee sense of the latter) feels the most appropriate term for this production, with its playful tongue twister of a title and alternately heartwarming and heartwrenching helter skelter through modern aunt-hood. A forceful forthrightness has always been integral to Kimmings’ work, but Credible sees it turned not just ...

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Credible Likeable Superstar rôle Model – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Written and Directed by Bryony Kimmings Reviewed by Bobby MacPherson [Rating:4.5] Looking for an antidote to the dumbed-down, hyper-sexualised mass culture that young children are subjected to in our more cynical, digital age, performance artist Bryony Kimmings has enlisted her nine year old niece, Taylor, to create her own superstar rôle model; the pasta-eating palaeontologist by day (pop star by ...

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