Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

Interview: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Rachel Briscoe

November 29, 2011

0

In late 2010, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Rachel Briscoe were appointed joint Directors of Theatre at Ovalhouse, in Lambeth. Last month saw the start of their Lady-Led season, the first they have programmed at their new home, with Lagan by Stacey Gregg. Since then, they have staged Tomboy Blues – The Theory of Disappointment (written and […]

TaniwhaThames

November 22, 2011

0

Something ancient is lurking in the Thames in this company-devised piece. The shapeshifting Taniwha of Māori legend has travelled oceans to lure men and women into the murky depths of England’s most famous river. After a rather forced start where you’re encouraged to toast the Taniwha with a shot of Thames water, the production improves. […]

Crash

November 14, 2011

0

The car left the road at 6:30am on Monday, November 3. Heavy rainfall the night before had resulted in hazardous driving conditions, which were exacerbated by the leaf cover caused by recent gales. The road, a shortcut between two towns, is notorious for accidents. It is narrow, with many unexpected bends, and nearby property owners […]

Interview: Guillaume Pige and Adam Taylor on The Gambler

November 14, 2011

0

What does it feel like to be addicted to gambling? This is what exciting new physical theatre company theatre re- is hoping to show you in their latest production, The Gambler, at The Space. Edgar spends his time imagining what a spin of the wheel could bring. But then a chance encounter with a woman […]

Love, Question Mark

November 10, 2011

0

Are swans the only monogamous species on the planet? And is it really possible to distinguish love from sex? These are among the questions writer and director Robert Gillespie (of That Was the Week That Was fame) tackles in this wry look at sexual politics and social conventions. Unfortunately, the play’s ramshackle structure works against it, […]

A Place at the Table

November 8, 2011

0

A place at the table is exactly what you get in Daedalus Theatre Company’s haunting look at the origins and recent bloody history of the African Great Lakes region. The audience/performer divide recedes as you take a seat at a UN meeting in the mid 1990s about the assassination of Melchior Ndadaye, Burundi’s first democratically […]

Interview: Meshaun Labrone

November 1, 2011

0

Meshaun Labrone talks to Tom Wicker about exploring the life and times of legendary American rapper 2Pac in his one-man show Tupac Shakur – The Right To Remain. Tupac Amaru Shakur was only 25 years old when he was killed in a hail of bullets in Nevada. Since his death, the controversial American rap artist […]