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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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Tmesis Theatre: Beyond Belief – The Lowry, Salford

Text: Chris Fittock Artistic Director: Elinor Randle Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Award-winning Tmesis Theatre are one of the UK’s leading physical theatre companies, creating vibrant and questioning touring theatre productions, workshops as well as delivering an annual festival – Physical Fest- all from their base in Liverpool. Their style is playful and curious, combining text, music, strong physical movement and dance, ...

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Into The Light – The Lowry, Salford.

Writers: Hijinx, Frantic Assembly, and Teatro La Ribalta Directors: Scott Graham and Krista Vuori Reviewer: Sam Lowe Light catches our eyes. The set is made up of neon lights shaped into two doors. A portal between two worlds: on and off stage – as constructed by Tarn Aitken. It looks like something from the movie, Tron. This is an autobiographical, ...

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Juliet & Romeo – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

Conceived and directed: Ben Duke Devised and performed: Ben Duke & Solène Weinachter Reviewer: Rich Jevons The tagline for Lost Dogs new show, claims that it: …tells the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well they lived at least. We now find ...

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Encounters Festival – Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

Reviewer: Jane Austwick Wieke Eringa, Artistic Director of Yorkshire Dance, sums up the aims and intentions of the Encounters Festival: Yorkshire Dance is building a community of activists – from all walks of life – around performances addressing some of the big questions of our age. Encounters has brought together inspiring dance artists with a diverse crowd to share food, ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Richard III – Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Garry Hynes Reviewer: Sarah Hoover Richard III (played with a nod to Antony Sher’s 1984 ‘bottle spider’ on two sticks by Druid favourite Aaron Monaghan) is a Teflon courtier; there is no good reason that his insectile climb up the ladder towards kingship isn’t thwarted. Why does Lady Anne (Siobhán Cullen) accept his marriage proposal, made ...

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No Show – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Ellie Dubois Reviewer: Sam Lowe It’s time to go to the circus. Or, is it? This is no ordinary circus; the show title is no ordinary title. No Show unpacks what hides behind all the showmanship. It’s not all glitz and glamour. There will be blood, sweat, and tears. We will witness the performers pushing themselves in the art ...

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Quest – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Breaking Tradition Director: Damien Barber Reviewer: Sam Lowe You are about to enter the virtual land of Quest.It is inside a computer game where folk dance, hip hop, martial arts, and “nostalgic” gaming music can be encountered. This is an intriguing premise. Unfortunately, it’s one of those scenarios where it maybe looks amazing in your imagination, but fails to ...

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