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Archive | August, 2011

Here Comes the Sun: why theatre is best enjoyed al fresco

Posted on 31 August 2011 by Catherine Noonan

Performing in the outdoors is not simply a case of setting up stage in a field – it’s a demanding art form that presents more obstacles than most theatrical environments. Unpredictability is inherent, with challenges ranging from overcoming noise pollution and lighting problems to the most obvious contender: the volatility of the Great British weather. […]

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Review: Chapel Street

Posted on 31 August 2011 by Sharlene Teo

Luke Barne’s debut play is an entertaining, snappy two-hander lent a topical resonance by recent events. The London riots have brought to fore the issue of increasingly bored and frustrated young people. Yet it is not the rather more heavy-handed, catalytic anger of disenfranchisement which forms the central theme of Chapel Street. Rather, it is […]

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Review Edinburgh Fringe: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Posted on 31 August 2011 by Harriet Hale

In this post-apocalyptic scenario, the ice caps have melted, flooding the earth and forcing survivors to skyscrapers and mountaintops – or, in Alvin Sputnik’s case, a glorified roof garden, complete with house, tree and ailing wife. What’s more (if the global situation were not bad enough) Alvin’s wife then dies, leaving him alone in the […]

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Review Edinburgh Fringe: A Machine to See With

Posted on 31 August 2011 by Lois Jeary

The Fringe presents plenty of opportunities for audiences to pretend to be someone else, but when wearing the shoes of another where would you draw the line? Blast Theory’s A Machine to See With casts you in the lead role of a heist movie, making you confront how far you will go in the name […]

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