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Now Is The Time to Say Nothing – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Lead artists: Caroline Williams and Reem Karssli Reviewer: David Guest Dragging yourself away from the comfortable observation space in front of a screen is easier said than done. Everyone watches news in a controlled position of isolation, whether that be viewing on television, PCs, tablets or mobile devices. But a fascinating art installation which continues to tour five years after ...

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I’m a Phoenix, Bitch – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writer: Bryony Kimmings Directors:  Kirsty Housley and Bryony Kimmings Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Bryony Kimming’s one-woman show already comes studded with so many four and five-star recommendations, it seems almost unnecessary to review it. But here goes. I’m a Phoenix, Bitchis a multi-media restaging of the worst years of Kimming’s life. This is therapy on a grand scale. In 2016, after ...

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Super Duper Close Up – The Yard, London

Creator: Jess Latowicki Dramaturg: Tim Cowbury Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones Super Duper Close Up is a tragically beautiful realisation of one woman’s descent into crippling anxiety and fragmented self-identity in a world of social media bombardment and search engine scaremongering. Theatre company Made In China take a premise that could have resulted in a glibly funny, mostly on-the-nose look at the ...

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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Writers: Bryony Kimmings, Brian Lobel and Kirsty Housley Director: Kirsty Hously Music: Tom Parkinson           Reviewer: Anna Ambelez When producer of the multi-award winning company Complicite’s, Judith Dimant (MBE) asked Bryony Kimmings to write a new show, she had just been diagnosed with cancer; Kimmings suggested cancer as the subject and neither could have known the journey it would take them ...

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A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel with Kirsty Housley Music: Tom Parkinson Director: Kirsty Housley Reviewer: Daryl Holden Throughout the course of human history, there have been many wars. Although the reasons behind each usually tend to differ, in every case, each side has known who the enemy was and how to combat them. However, what do you do when ...

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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer – National Theatre, London

Book: Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel Music: Tom Parkinson Lyrics: Bryony Kimmings Director: Bryony Kimmings Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “Fingers crossed, make a wish, for myself, or those I miss”. One in two of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetime and everyone will know a family member, friend or colleague who has experienced it. Yet as a ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre Mixed Programme 2014 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones Phoenix Dance Company was formed in 1981 in Leeds and over a thirty year period has developed into one of the leading contemporary dance companies. The tour Mixed Programme 2014 highlights their artistic ambition to incorporate pieces from their past repertoire and new work into an evening’s showcase. The first piece See Blue Through was originally created ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2014 – Liverpool Playhouse

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Didy Veldman, Ivgi &Greben, Darshan Singh Bhuller Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Phoenix Dance Theatre was founded in 1981 and has a gift for reinvention and rebirth befitting their name. Since Sharon Watson became Artistic Director in 2009 they have gone from strength to strength, creating richly varied programmes combining new work with heritage pieces from the ...

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