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The Mother – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Director and Choreographer: Arthur Pita  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Hans Christian Andersen’s short story The Story of a Mother details the extent one woman will go to to find her baby after it has been taken by Death. Arthur Pita’s translation of the work to the stage, premiering at the Southbank Centre, transposes the tale to a large, but rundown, Russian ...

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Ino Moxo – Southbank Centre, London

Choreographer: Ana Zavala, Oscar Naters Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova Based on Cesar Calvo’s novel “Three Halves of Ino Moxo: Teachings of the Wizard of the Upper Amazon” the production delivered by Grupo Integro touches on universal themes through a deeply enrooted cultural experience. The audience is as much a witness as an indirect participant of rituals displaying a conscious transcendence and reestablishment of ...

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Rumpelstiltskin – Southbank Centre, London

Writer: Rosemary Myers and Julianne O’Brien Director: Tim Rosemary Myers Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s pretty hard to imagine any of the stories included in the Brothers Grimm collection being any weirder and Rumpelstiltskin, which pre-dates the Brothers by thousands of years, with its morality tale about a child stealing mischievous imp is one of the darkest of the fairy tales. ...

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That Night Follows Day  – Southbank Centre, London

Writer: Tim Etchells Director: Tim Etchells and Hester Chillingworth Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Being an adult is pretty rubbish; there are responsibilities, bills and moral conundrums, there are global crises we cannot solve and domestic expectations that seem endless. Wasn’t life much easier when we were children… not according to the 17 performers that Tim Etchells has gathered together for the ...

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Yvette – Southbank Centre, London

Writer: Urielle Klein-Mekongo Director: Gbolahan Obiesan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A few days after International Women’s Day, the Women of the World Festival celebrates the strong and talented contribution of women around the world. One such women is Urielle Klein-Mekongo, performing her semi-autobiographical show Yvette which she began as part of her training East 15 Acting School. Now embarking on a ...

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NoFit State Circus: Bianco – Southbank Centre, London

Director: Firenza Guidi Reviewer: Christopher Hong Bianco by NoFit State Circus started life in 2012 and is now in its final run in the big top in the Southbank for the festive period. The energetic and upbeat opening trapeze act set against a punk rock soundtrack gets the crowd well warmed up on a cold evening. The theatrics disguise the ...

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Rosie Wilby – The Conscious Uncoupling, London

Writer: Rosie Wilby Director: Colin Watkeys Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Of all the things Gwyneth Paltrow has given the world – her British accent in Emma, her double life in Sliding Doors and even her own severed head in Seven – it is the phrase ‘conscious uncoupling’, used to describe her breakup from husband Chris Martin, that may well be her ...

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The Fruit Trilogy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Eve Ensler’s The Fruit Trilogy consists of three plays, Avocado, Coconut and Pomegranate and is receiving its world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in conjunction with the Southbank Centre. This follows on from the successful run of Avocado last year which formed part of the theatre’s Play Pie &Pint series. ...

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