DRIVE THRU by Blink Dance Theatre is an immersive, multi-sensory dance theatre show, onboard a minibus. What’s not to like? Written, co-directed and performed by artists with learning disabilities, it is aimed at neurodiverse adults. The minibus is not incidental to the story, nor to the staging. The performers remain outside, conjuring up the world beyond the windows, as we travel past ambiguous scenes of a car wash, (really quite cute) monsters, into a tornado, space, through the ocean … [Read more...]
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I am slightly confused as I walk up the hill to Racks Close, I can hear German 1930s music playing, I thought it was As You Like It tonight, not Cabaret! The confusion is cleared up when I sit down with my programme. Director Caroline Devlin has chosen to set this production in 1930s Europe, aligning the banished Duke Senior’s court with the liberal ideas of the Weimar Republic and the ruling Duke Frederick’s court with the fascists that sought to control individual ideals. The play … [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed the creatives behind Chewboy Productions. As part of the interview, they were telling me about the new show they were working on. The show is called Tethered, and I have just been to see it at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. Unusually, I’m not going to tell you any more about the plot of the show than was in the press release. I’ll explain why in a moment. "Sans (Hal Darling) and Moins (Georgie Bailey) are getting saved, after a lifetime of being tethered … [Read more...]
The ‘problem’ with shows like The Best of the West End is that there are inevitably going to be favourite showtunes from favourite musicals that, for whatever reason, aren’t included in an evening’s line-up. Of the musical productions in the West End at the time of writing, there was nothing from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Heathers the Musical, Six, Amelie, Be More Chill, Pretty Woman, The Prince of Egypt or Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. Other tunes slightly conspicuous by … [Read more...]
I once tried to explain in vitro fertilisation to a woman who was instantly dismissive: “Oh no, I don’t believe in something that’s not real.” I’m not sure how Alice Underwood would respond to such a remark, or even if she would, though her younger self, if this autobiographical production is anything to go by, might well have snapped at her to “shut up”. Alice - such is the informality of the show that it’s first name terms - tells her story in an unhurried manner. Despite claiming to be one of … [Read more...]