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Katy Dye: Baby Face – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs How is it that, in the enlightened 21stcentury, the infantilism of women still seems reasonably acceptable for our screens, billboards and catwalks? Is the idea of the little girl lost so embedded in our patriarchal society that we’ve forgotten to question it? Katy Dye hasn’t, and it’s the starting point forBaby Face, a short, punchy piece of ...

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Here Comes Trouble – Blue Elephant Theatre, London

Performer and Choreographer: Keira Martin Director: Charlotte Vincent Reviewer: Richard Maguire Here Comes Trouble certainly lives up to its name in this short unsettling performance by Keira Martin. She’s trouble because in a world of order and pigeonholes, she resists categorisation: she’s trouble and she troubles. The piece itself also avoids easy classification as it blends Irish dancing, live art, ...

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Rituals for Change – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Performer: Emma Frankland Writer: Emma Frankland Reviewer: Richard Maguire ‘The radical act is to exist’ Emma Frankland proclaims at the start of Rituals for Change, and although this announcement may sound like a tenet of existentialism, Frankland’s life as a trans woman is, indeed, a radical act. This intentionally messy but life-affirming show demonstrates how we can exist on our ...

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Katy Baird: Workshy – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Performer: Katy Baird Reviewer: Hannah Hiett Piss, ketchup, sex toys, flesh - Katy Baird’s Workshy is both a study in abjection and a very honest autobiography of her own working life. Baird’s style is anecdotal, stories of terrible jobs told with warmth, humour and a matter-of-factness that feels often more like a night in the pub than a ‘performance’ to an ...

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DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Protest Part 2 – Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin

Presented by: Anu Productions Reviewed by: Ciara Murphy [Rating:4.5] You hear a voice in your headphones. What is it representing? Who is it representing and how are you going to represent it? Anu Productions present Protest Part 2, a Live Art piece that is easily the most poignant of the ‘13’ series. This piece represents the forgotten women of the ...

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Flâneurs – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Jenna Watt Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4] It was just a few minutes of Jeremy’s life. An unprovoked attack on a London street. Six punches which left him hospitalised and frightened. Flâneurs is the story of this short, violent episode told by Jenna Watt, who, when it took place, was 400 miles away. Flâneurs is shaped from Jeremy’s story, from ...

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