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Thoughts on Implanted Thoughts: Rotozaza at the Forest Fringe

Posted on Sep 3, 2009 in Blog | 7 comments

Over several years, Rotozaza’s practice has evolved to dispense with performers entirely. Their early work, such as Romcom or Five In the...

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Distrust Amidst Misrule

Posted on Aug 8, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Standing out from a crowd of 2,098 is not easy. For the next month, however, it will become a necessity for each individual show under the...

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Welcome to Edinburgh

Posted on Aug 7, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m not there yet. In fact, there’s a whole eight hours of day job ahead of me. Not to mention the four hours of languidly...

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Trimming the Fringe Brochure

Posted on Jun 28, 2009 in Blog | 1 comment

Few objects are so marked by their own lifespan in the way of the Edinburgh Fringe Programme. Its arrival in mid-June, cocooned in a...

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Distractions of the Flesh

Posted on Jun 21, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Without wanting to take anything away from Jude Law’s favourable reviews, the time has come to focus on his appendage – which,...

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The Benefits of Doubt (or The Unimportance of Being Honest)

Posted on Jun 14, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Over the past half-century, experimental theatre has been driven by the realities of performance and the performance of realities. From the...

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On Cavemen (or The Billington in Me)

Posted on May 23, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently, as a result of my day job, I’ve been watching theatre with fresh eyes. Perhaps ‘fresh’ is the wrong word. Blinkered, maybe....

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SPILL festival

Posted on Apr 5, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

What with the launch of the SPILL festival last week, it seems appropriate to flag up the accompanying blog – SPILL: Overspill. Its...

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A ‘Plague’ on Both Their Houses

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 in Blog | 3 comments

Just as violence begets violence, criticism has this week spun itself into a cyclone in a teacup over Plague Over England. Usually, I...

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Happy Pig’s Ear

Posted on Jan 4, 2009 in Blog | 1 comment

My parents welcomed in 2009 from a train carriage somewhere between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. Having attempted to watch the fireworks...

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