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Everything By My Side @ Southbank Centre (LIFT Festival 2016) Review

‘Turn off your mobile phone. When instructed and synchronised with others, head to your allocated bed. When you see the rest of the audience members ready, lie in bed next to the actress.’ A 15 minute show, seven beds, seven actresses, seven audience members and only the above audience instructions. Everything By My Side a show of intimacy, which asks its audience to jump in bed with a stranger… in the middle of the Southbank!

Everything By My Side

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Adam’s Apple @ Hoxton Hall (LIFT 2016) Review

“I don’t sound enough…” have you ever questioned how your voice identifies you, how our gender is demonstrated through the pitch, tone or intonation of our voices? Well, for the creators of Adam’s Apple, this is a proven stimulus to create a musical exploration, presenting original songs and an authentic performance structure. Adam’s Apple in collaboration with LIFT Festival, transcends a powerful message through the medium of speech, using individuals and unique organs to demonstrate the fluidity of gender and voice.

Adam's Apple

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Win a pair of tickets to immersive show ‘CUT’ at the Vaults!

Cut

Home to the most exciting theatre events in London, The Vaults shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to championing the immersive theatre scene. Making it’s way to London, having won The Best Theatre Award at The Adelaide Fringe 2015 and the Underbelly Adelaide Awards, CUT will promise to have audience members sat on their edges of their seats…

 

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Here All Night @ The Print Room (Beckett in London) Review

Here All Night is a glorious affair whilst remaining at all times understated in its approach. Interweaving spoken word, singing and an orchestra this production exhibits Beckett’s music and words in a fascinating manner.

Samuel Beckett

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Stella @ Hoxton Hall (LIFT 2016) Review 

A marvel to behold and celebrate, Stella in collaboration with LIFT Festival, is a show of dignified emotion, exquisite personality and overwhelming charisma, a show not to be missed. As you enter the historic Hoxton Hall, you are immediately presented with an ageing figure on stage, you observe, bemused by the melancholic facial expression portrayed on the almost translucent face.

Stella

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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk @ The Bristol Old Vic Review

There is a curiously poignant atmosphere in the auditorium as we settle down for Knee High’s latest offering to the Bristol Theatre scene. Admittedly, this probably has a lot to do with the quality of the set; a hauntingly vaudevillian cross between a jungle-gym and an art installation, redolent with half-hidden possibilities and mysteries fixtures, as though Salvador Dali had decided to have a stab at designing a jungle-gym. Adding to the pathos, however, is the knowledge that this is also the final act, as it were, of Emma Rice, one of the leading lights in one of Britain’s best loved theatre companies, and expectation mounts.

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

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The Dark Room @ The Udderbelly Southbank Review

Computer games have gotten awfully clever these days. John Robertson’s one man show, The Dark Room, aims to remind us of a simpler, more frustrating time; a time when games carried no mandate to entertain or satisfy, when they roamed free from the dictates of logic or common sense. The Dark Room brings to life the word based computer games of the 80’s, reminding audiences of that very particular type of irritation that only crude software is able to produce.

dark room new head pixels (mark dawson)

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Dot Dot Dot @ Lilian Baylis (Sadler’s Wells) Review

Dot, Dot, Dot is a dance company made up of Magdalena Mannion, Yinka Esi Graves and Noemi Luz. This talented dance trio explore the layers of culture shaping our lives encapsulating a life journey through the art form of dance.

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Knife Edge @ The Pond Restaurant Review

For some, it’s a case of living on the knife edge… that constant feeling of knowing that at any moment, you could breathe your last breath, constantly watching your back to protect not just yourself, but those you care most about. The Big House knuckle down on this fine line between life and death in their aptly named Knife Edge.

Knife Edge

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Voyager @ The New Diorama Review

A theatre that invites a variety of work through its doors, produced by individual theatre companies, presents Voyager, a new devised show collaboratively created by Idle Motion. A devised show of a cast of five, Voyager, is an exploration into our nature using imagery and enlightened storytelling. Creatively presented, this show is inspired by the story of The Golden Record and the 1977 Voyager spacecraft, embarking on its journey of discovery.

Voyager

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