Archive | May, 2011

Review – Epic

Posted on 31 May 2011 by Francesca Beckett

There’s a quote from Lenin that reads, “a single death is a tragedy, one million deaths is just a statistic”. It is impossible to identify with the sufferings of unimaginable numbers, but entirely human to identify with the plight of one. In other words, it is only by finding the human face of something that […]

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Biting the bullet and becoming a triple threat

Posted on 31 May 2011 by Corrinne Curtis

It’s coming up to that time of year when a lot of companies are starting to look for panto casts for the Christmas season. It may seem a little too early to be thinking about which fairytale to treat the family to this year, but for the organisers behind the magic there’s an awful lot […]

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Feature: Theatre that takes you on an epic journey

Posted on 27 May 2011 by Erykah Brackenbury

Four actors, one show and the entire twentieth century. It may seem like an insurmountable task, but that is what you would expect from a true Epic, which Foster & Déchery have attempted with their show. A mix of multimedia platforms bring this production to the stage. The concept grew out of conversations its creators, […]

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Review: Unmythable

Posted on 27 May 2011 by Sharlene Teo

Upon entering the stage area of Unmythable, I was pleasantly surprised to be offered a few olives by a ruddy-faced man. “Take more! Take more! Pass the bowl around!” lisped his sandy-haired companion, hopping with excitement. Such actorly hospitality was consistent with a genuine desire by the three performers to entertain and engage throughout; this […]

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