I had not, until last night, had the pleasure of experiencing COLAB Theatre's work and, having now done so, I am mourning my wasted time. Crooks: 1926 is the latest work from COLAB Theatre, and the first produced from their new, dedicated home base, promising clever game mechanics and an exciting narrative and this production delivered both in buckets. On our entrance into the working-class pub that would serve as our venue for the night, the atmosphere and sense of foreboding is built … [Read more...]
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There are staples of Christmas theatre: pantomimes, Dickens, picture book adaptations and, of course, The Nutcracker. There's joy in the familiar, but also a sense of stasis - cycles repeating and not moving forward. Vox Vanguard's production revels in the former while firmly rejecting the latter: this is The Nutcracker reimagined. Firstly - the setting. It’s not immersive, per se (a label everyone seems to want to attach to their productions these days), but in the round, making use of the … [Read more...]
Fitting neatly into the Christmas work party space, the immersive A Christmas Carol is a good excuse for a meal, with a cheerful dollop of Dickens on top. Jack Witham's Jacob Marley introduces us to the affair. We're cast as spirits hired to spook the miserly Scrooge (Alexander Barclay) into changing his bah-humbug attitude to Xmas. You know the drill. It's a fun, innovative setup for the immersive element, giving plenty of excuses for moments of interaction. Little excuse seems to be … [Read more...]
The term ‘Immersive Theatre’ isn’t well-defined, but, despite some efforts, SHIFTY by Foxtale Ensemble isn’t it. Let’s start with the good: five female actors from across Europe (Greece, Lithuania, Norway, UK) meditate upon city life through movement, monologue and marbles. They evoke characters who notice, forget, search and find. The script is at times poetic, at times witty, often not dull. So far, all rather Didactic European Theatre, with philosophical questions at the forefront and any … [Read more...]
1979 was a pivotal year in the life of British politics. Following what has become known as the Winter of Discontent, Margaret Thatcher tabled a vote of no confidence in the Labour government under Prime Minister James Callaghan. The government lost the vote, there was a general election which swept the Conservatives into power for the next 18 years. One has to wonder what would have happened if the government had won and the election put off for a while the Labour party and unions got … [Read more...]