Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2012«

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

May 30, 2012

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CS Lewis’s beloved tale of four wartime evacuees who – thanks to a magic wardrobe – find themselves in a land of fauns and talking animals, has been turned into an IMAX-style theatrical rollercoaster ride, staged in a huge, purpose-built tent with a hi-tech domed interior akin to something from a sci-fi film. The second, […]

Interview: Theatre Delicatessen

May 29, 2012

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Theatre Delicatessen has popped up all over London since its formation in 2007, staging eight critically acclaimed productions in disused or derelict spaces. Working with ensemble casts to create immersive performances, it was nominated for Best Production and Best Entertainment at the 2010 Off West End ‘Offie’ awards for its format-busting arts festival, Theatre Souk. […]

Krapp’s Last Tape

May 28, 2012

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Samuel Beckett’s one-man play hauntingly evokes how time and age makes us strange to ourselves. Aidan Stephenson’s one-off performance captured this achingly well, shading between slapstick and quiet tragedy. The Lectern’s small stage was the perfect setting for Beckett’s unflinching exploration of personal loss. Under the harsh light of an uncovered bulb, Stephenson sat as […]

Interference Pattern

May 23, 2012

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Gary Mepsted’s psycho-sexual comedy drama about the twisted consequences of an affair comes with a warning that it is only suitable for over 18s. But it isn’t as grown-up as it thinks it is. The title refers to a physics phenomenon whereby the interference of two or more waves produces a new pattern. Here, this […]

The Importance of Being Earnest

May 16, 2012

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What’s in a name? Everything for hapless Jack, whose decadent alter ego Ernest pays him a surprise visit courtesy of his mischievous friend Algernon. Hi-jinks ensue and romance blossoms as everyone learns the importance of being earnest. Skylight Theatre sets this much loved comedy of manners and identity confusion in the 1950s, which is a […]

Rachael’s Cafe

May 16, 2012

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Friendly, mini-skirted Rachael spends her days serving home-cooked food and tea in the café she owns in Bloomington, Indiana. But her life isn’t as straightforward as it sounds – because Rachael was born Eric. This one-hour solo show comes to the Brighton Fringe after a successful run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival. British writer and director Lucy […]

Land’s End

May 13, 2012

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Borders are fascinating, in part, because of the possibility of space in between. What could exist between two things? And what would it mean for identity, cultural or moral, to live there? This is the subject of Belgian theatre company Berlin’s latest project, a mix of media, technology and live action co-commissioned by Brighton Festival […]