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The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Peter Handke Translator: Meredith Oakes Directors: Wils Wilson and Janice Parker Reviewer: Dominic Corr How connected are we to one another’s stories? Not at all when we really think, the hundreds, thousands of people we encounter are just extras in our own tale. So, when we truly sit back, soaking in the æther around us, we allow them to cross ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Balletboyz: Life

Choreographers: Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos Reviewer: Nicole Evans Sadler’s Wells have certainly come up trumps with repeating their well-known full schedule of dance performances and Friday evening brings the turn of all-male dance group, Balletboyz, to peddle and prance their wares on The Waterfront stage. With the festival now in full swing and music ringing out from the many stages ...

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INTERVIEW: Rob Van Vuuren – South Africa to Brighton

Rob Van Vuuren

Rob Van Vuuren’s name may not be instantly recognisable in the UK but, in his native South Africa, Van Vuuren is a household name. As well as an acclaimed stage and film actor, an accomplished writer and director, Van Vuuren has hosted South Africa’s Got Talent and won the fifth series of the country’s version of Strictly Come Dancing with a ...

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Balletboyz: Life – The Lowry, Salford

Directors: Michael Nunn and William Trevitt  Choreographers: Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos Music: Ben Foskett and Henryk Mikolaj Górecki Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Life, the new double bill from the all-male dance company Balletboyz combines the absurd with the macabre to stunning effect. Dance always relies on co-operation and partnership between the performers to achieve the full potential of the ...

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Krapp’s Last Tape – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer:Samuel Beckett Director and Performer: James Elston Reviewer: Lucy Corley For audience members who, like this reviewer, are unused to Samuel Beckett’s plays, it takes a while to adjust to the understated stillness of Krapp’s Last Tape. The slight sense of awkwardness in the auditorium is not helped by audio glitches – an unfortunate start to a show in which ...

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Birth and Death and Here and Now – Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Adam Blake

Devisers: Adam Blake and Adam Fuller Performer: Adam Blake Reviewer: Lucy Corley             While it can’t be faulted for accuracy, the title Birth and Death and Here and Now might sound a little off-putting in its vagueness. Initially, the show itself feels a little too random and unplanned, as solo performer Adam Blake gets up ...

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Life – Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester

Writer and Performer: Carly Tarett Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.0] Carly Tarett is a Lass O’Gowrie regular. Recent appearances in V for Vendetta and Bladerunner must make her one of Manchester’s busiest jobbing actors, but in her new production for the Greater Manchester Fringe – Life – she’s back with her own material in what can only be described as a ...

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