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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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Palmyra – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Creators and performers: Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas Dramaturg: Louise Stephens Reviewer: Stephen Bates It is good news that Palmyra, one of the big hits of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is seeking out a wider UK audience. The bad news is that the conflict in Syria to which it relates continues to rage no less fiercely. Palmyra, an ancient ...

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Eurohouse – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Creators and performers: Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas Dramaturgs: Jasmine Woodcock-Stewart and Rina Vergano Reviewer: Stephen Bates In the almost two years since Britain’s European Union referendum, the pro-Brexit case has felt off-message in theatre. Seemingly theatre-makers and theatergoers have joined hands in expressing horror at the outcome and there is initial surprise at finding a fluffy piece of light ...

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Palmyra – Summerhall, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: David Doyle Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca have returned to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe following the success of Eurohouse last year. That production explored the making and unmaking of the European Union in the wake of austerity and the fracturing of the European project. This year their performance is no less ambitious as they turn their attention to the ...

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Eurohouse – The Ovalhouse

Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca in Eurohouse

Created and performed by Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas Reviewer: Deborah Parry It is a sad but inevitable fact that no system is perfect – there will always be winners and losers. In all of the debates and discussions that lead up to last year’s EU referendum, much focus was given to criticism and praise of the European Union in ...

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Eurohouse – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Nasi Voutsas is Greek and Bertrand Lesca is French. They both make theatre and they met at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. They decided to make a show about the European Union and its relationship with Greece. They got together the funding and travelled to Greece for research. What they’ve made as a result is a ...

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If I Were Me – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Director: Jasmine Woodcock-Stewart Reviewer: David Doyle If I Were Me is the latest offering from Antler Theatre who are no stranger to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This latest piece centres on marketing man, Phillip, who is so totally unremarkable that nobody else in the office really notices him. What follows is a surreal look at Phillip’s life, as he moves ...

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Pulse Festival: If I Were Me – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Devised by: Antler Director: Jasmine Woodcock-Stewart Reviewer: Glen Pearce   At the end of a day packed with contenders for the 2015 Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize, 2014 winners Antler return to premiere the full-length version of their winning entry If I Were Me. It’s interesting to see the piece developed from the short segment seen in 2014 and there’s clearly ...

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