Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2011«

Lullaby

June 30, 2011

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It’s night time. The gaze of the man on the other side of the aisle from me keeps straying from his girlfriend, who’s lying beside him, to the pair of women cuddled up together in the next bed. Behind him, two gay men rearrange their pillows and pull up the duvet. Across the room, the […]

Break My Fall

June 27, 2011

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Originally published by So So Gay Magazine The streets of London aren’t so much paved with gold in writer, producer and director Kanchi Wichmann’s first feature, Break My Fall, as they are with vomit, rubbish and the lovely-sounding ‘squat-juice’. Nevertheless, Wichmann has succeeded in making a film that shines, downplaying the indie-beat vibe in favour of a low-key […]

Interview: Devils Festival

June 24, 2011

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The Print Room’s Devils Festival is a showcase for new work by four talented young artists who, for the past year, have been resident at the west London venue as ‘Printer’s Devils’ –which, appropriately, was originally a slang term for the apprentices in printing houses. The devils are Dan Ayling, who is directing Martin Crimp’s […]

Interview: director Kanchi Wichmann

June 24, 2011

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(First published by So So Gay Magazine) July sees the release in UK cinemas of director Kanchi Wichmann’s debut feature film. Break My Fall is a four-day glimpse into the disintegrating relationship of two lesbians, Liza (Kat Redstone) and Sally (Sophie Anderson),whose East London lives have become a head-pounding blur of dead-end jobs, raves and girl-bands. It’s an exciting […]

Betrayal

June 21, 2011

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For a play about adultery, Betrayal is pretty light on between-the-sheets action. There’s no cat-and-mouse seduction over dinner or heart-racing quickie among the office filing cabinets; not for Harold Pinter the titillation of playing away. He’s more interested in the vulnerability of infidelity, what’s at stake when you hinge your happiness on a story you’ve created as […]

Luise Miller

June 15, 2011

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It’s often said that the Devil has the best lines; and this is certainly the case in Michael Grandage’s staging of Friedrich Schiller’s early piece of political melodrama. However, in this swipe at the inequities of the eighteenth-century German aristocracy, man is the demon and God is a spoilt prince cosseted away in his court, ignorant of the […]

Tom Jones

June 1, 2011

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First published by Time Out Ross Ericson’s knockabout adaptation of bawdy eighteenth-century novel ‘Tom Jones’ is more ‘Carry on Clarissa’ than social or literary satire. But while it may not be the classiest show on the fringe it’s a lot of fun. In the spirit of Henry Fielding’s original, we get pratfalls galore and more […]