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Beware of Pity – Barbican Theatre, London

Adaptors: Simon McBurney, James Yeatman, Maja Zade and the Ensemble Director: Simon McBurney Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Pity is one of the most complicated emotions; on one hand, it speaks of compassion and thoughtfulness for others while, at the other extreme, it can be patronising or give the recipient false hope. Based on a novel by Stefan Zweig, theatre company Complicite ...

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The Encounter – Oxford Playhouse

Simon McBurney in The Encounter

Writer: Simon McBurney Director: Simon McBurney and Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Simon McBurney’s The Encounter has been blowing audiences away since it premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last summer. Now, on one of the few UK stops on an extensive international tour, McBurney’s one-man show, made in conjunction with Complicite, has alighted at the Oxford Playhouse in what ...

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The Encounter – HOME, Manchester

Simon Mcburney - in The Encounter

Writer/Director: Simon McBurney Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   Simon McBurney may be the only actor on the stage, but this is very much more than a one-man-show. The use of 3D audio technology to create an immersive world of sonic landscapes takes the audience on a journey deep into the Amazon jungle and deep into the consciousness of the main character. ...

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NEWS: Impressive line-up announced for Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival 2016 was officially launched today [17 February 2016] at one of the Festival’s key venues, Brighton Dome’s Studio Theatre. This year’s annual arts celebration on the South Coast will run from 7 – 29 May. 2016 marks the 50th Brighton Festival, England’s largest and most established annual curated multi-arts festival. Niall Harman reports from the launch event. Since ...

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The Encounter – Bristol Old Vic

Director and performer: Simon McBurney Co-director: Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Claire Hayes Complicite’s work over the last 30 years has garnered a reputation for being both emotionally and philosophically challenging and, fresh from the Edinburgh International Festival, artistic director Simon McBurney’s aurally spectacular The Encounter certainly lives up to expectations. Set in the dense jungle of the Amazon rainforest, McBurney tells ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan has unveiled his first programme

The Edinburgh International Festival 2015 runs fromFriday 7 Augustto Monday 31 August and welcomes over 2,300 artists from 39 nations to perform in Scotland’s magnificent capital city. New director Fergus Linehan, whose previous rôles have seen him head up the Sydney Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and Vivid LIVE, revealed big international stars across the performing arts, and new areas of ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Joseph Seelig

The London International Mime Festival has been attracting audiences to its eclectic and ground-breaking offerings since 1977. Now in its 38th year, Paul Couch spoke to festival Artistic Director Joseph Seelig. The 2014 London International Mime Festival kicks off on January 8. What can we expect? Another terrific season of innovative and boundary-breaking visual theatre; a carefully curated, selected, group ...

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Lionboy – The Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Zizou Corder Adapter: Marcelo Dos Santos &Company Director: Annabel Arden Reviewer: Clare Boswell [Rating:3] Complicite could never be regarded as a company who lack ambition. For the past 30 years Simon McBurney’s troupe has quite rightly earned their reputation as one of the UK (and indeed the World’s) leading Theatre Companies, bringing extraordinary pieces of work ranging from the ...

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