Review: A Call to Care

A creatively choreographed homage to the essential work of an essential crew from an essentially creative part of our crafts


Review: Grin

A fantastic piece of collaboration which is as energetic as it is creative and challenging.


Review: Bromance

A physically impressive look at male relationships that depend upon being friends but has depth beyond just being pals


Review: Still Life

A curious short film blend of choreography and couch surfing between two movement artists in Berlin and Montreal.


Review: Prelude #1- The Circle

From Quebec- highly satisfying and professional unraveling of gesture and motion in a ritualistic circle


Review: Silver Feet

A fascinating dance piece which takes us through the feet sculpted around our guide.


Review: Rituel

A fascinating performance where the machismo of life is beautifully sent off into the clouds.


Review: Rebel Boob

Based on interviews with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.


Review: Sitting Pretty

When you see this show return, it’ll be outstanding, and in the frame for awards.


Review: The Sensemaker

An astonishing, disturbing shapeshifting sliver of genius.


Review: Born to Manifest

An impressive and challenging triple bill of exceptional dance that delves into the depth of their being and provides us with collective hope as a message.


Review: Thank You Very Much

A fascinating exploration of mimicry, homage and fitting up and playing in the roles expected with a curling attitude, a pelvic thrust and the right quiff of spectacle


Review: Looping

A divergent dance experience that is as eclectic and participative as it is enriching and impressive


Review: Dadders

An engrossing and fascinating exploration of artistry made by two neurodiverse performers.


Review: Identity

Thrilling and inventive, pulsing with creativity and ability


Review: Scottee: Fat Blokes

Transformational physical theatre that challenges and moves


Review: Monster

A highly inventive look at life with visuals, dance and an assault on your senses.


Review: Project Y

An astonishing evening of dance that comes from four top choreographers and the cream of young dancers in Scotland


Review: Sullied

“A brave, empowering and explosive blend of dance and spoken word…”


Review: Weight/Wait

“An emotional rollercoaster that is gripping from start to finish…a powerful piece of physical theatre.”


Review: Like Orpheus

Queer club culture and surreal movement are married in this rave ridden soliloquy of love in the margins


Review: May I Speak About Dance?

“A playfully contemplative lecture performance, posing challenging questions about the language of contemporary dance.”


Review: History Of Ireland

“A slick combination of politically driven theatre, dance and comedy with more than a touch of the Blarney…”


Review: Achilles

A bold reimagining and interpretation of Achilles’ grief and revenge through a superior technical evening of storytelling, dance and song


Review: Dressed

Intrigue through choreography, voice, music and an episodic structure which appears odd and piecemeal but is drawn together in a theatrically explosive fashion


Review: Tantalus /A Pair of Genes

An intimate and personal double bill of what it is like to be alike and different given through and entrancing piece of dance which is rooted in highly personal experience.


Review: The Crystal Club

Sassy Scandinavian speakeasy dance - Lindy-hopping, jiving, jazz, blues, energetic, skilled and beguiling.


Review: Hole

Wow drama, the original Greek tragoidia. It invokes the same powers, almost the same gods.


Review: Fame

Excellent feelgood musical though there’s superabundant dance content.


Review: Red

A fascinating documentary style run at one of the most important cultural events of the twentieth century in a very creative and highly authentic piece of performance.


Review: Dirty Dancing

There’s a fitting heart-warming climax to a dream of production. And a surprise to those who think they know the film.


Review: There She Is

An absurd tale of dance and conversations combined into a performance that settles into a treatise on barriers and perceptions.


Review: Sunshine Boy

A fascinating homage to the world of a true maverick and genius from one of Scotland’s own.


Review: Definition of Man

A philosophical tour de force,  a physical concerto, a confessional, nostalgic memorial to humanity, ruminating on past love and the promise of each other


Review: East Belfast Boy

An explosive, impressive and energetic exploration of a sub culture in dance from an area of mass testosterone and masculinity


Review: Another One

An impressive physical theatre piece that does seem to meander round a lack of connection.


Review: Achilles

Fusing dance, physical theatre, prose, and raw, dynamic acting Ewan Downie breathes new life into the ages old tale.


Review: Backup

Highly innovative climate change narrative that draws you into a dramatic movement piece which then delivers a massive knock out blow.


Review: Blackpool

"...just under 60 minutes of surprise, joy, sadness and fabulous dancing punctuated by a manic cheesy grin."


Review: The Exploded Circus

A skilful and sensory mix of acrobatics, aerial feats and juggling, encapsulated in a story about finding order after chaos


Review: Fauna

A must see show for anyone fascinated by movement, music and the human body.


Review: Flashdance

It’s Joanne Clifton’s night. She lives Alex, dangerously pushing every routine with an extravagance, a hunger, sexiness and raw power that makes it one of the most memorable dance performances in a musical I’ve ever seen.


Review: The Suppliant Women

In one of the most radical productions ever mounted of Aeschylus indeed any Greek tragedy we’re literally taken to its roots: as in Greece, a community chorus of fifty, twenty-one of them the suppliant women of the play’s title. In this outstanding production, everything to resurrect this astonishing vision has been invoked.


Review: Sari

A dance and aerial journey in colour through the weave that holds a nation together.


Review: #Jesuis

A highly impressive piece of dance and physical theatre which explored our world and its response to the attacks it has suffered.


Review: La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles one might say comes home to Brighton’s Theatre Royal in this revival by Bill Kenwright Productions directed by Martin Connor. There’s no mystery why Brighton gets two weeks of this.


Review: Death City

Stunningly choreographed Korean dance where death lingers round every wrist flick.


Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream’s ideal for open air summer nights: The Brighton Shakespeare Company produces the most joyous, certainly sweetest Dream I can remember. It’s fresh, certainly but also enormously warm-hearted. You feel the ‘silver bow new-bent in heaven’ has unloosed a shower of happiness.


Review: Depart

Big, bold, beautiful, baffling.


Review: Borderline

"....saving you the need to go to Calais or any other refugee camp"


Review: Now you see it

A rich and spellbindingly disconcerting piece of physical theatre, which captures the looping, cyclical, ordered chaos of our lives.


Review: Blindfold: The Night of the Hunt

Four actors led by writer/director Sofia Stavrakaki enact what’s clearly a prison of a circus, people forced to perform a ritual of trouping for the delectation of a whip-cracking elite. A summary hardly does justice to the atmosphere this production evokes or the meta-language burning through the glares of hallucinated prey. You’ll know whether it’s for you if you like Beckett or European theatre


Review: Plan B for Utopia

With its low tech props, starkly minimal staging, and exquisite performance, Clevillé has constructed a piece that teeters between being hilarious, heart breaking, and intensely hopeful.


Review: Nuclear War

Simon Stephens has been exploring music and now dance in this piece inspired by his collaboration with choreographer Hofesh Schechter. Maureen Beattie’s intensely committed central performance is worth absorbing, the ensemble make flesh as much of Stephens’ text as could be asked. This feels like a text that needs to risk pushing through more specificity without fear of losing its suggestiveness.


Review: The End of Things

A fascinating performance, more about the spaces between than the importance of the things we treasure.


Review: Amadeus

In the most spectacular production imaginable, the antagonisms between the black-suited and marzipan fight it out in this extraordinary sumptuous and consummately musical production. Far from seeming out of place, Adam Gillen’s Young Ones-style shrilling brat with his technicolour frock-coats seems almost more attuned than Salieri to his milieu. It’s naturally the corresponding gravity this production looks to though: Lucian Msmati’s supremely crafted lead sets off the quicksilver of his rival to an unprecedented extent.


Review: Coal

An incredibly poignant homage to the working class


Review: Smother

An emotional dance performance anyone can relate to


Review: At War with Love

A poignant, deep and vibrant use of Shakespearean sonnet dressed in the context of World War One


Review: (Parentheses)

A wonderful short contemporary dance piece with bucket-loads of heart


Review: Until the Lions

A powerful and breathtaking production, featuring outstanding performances from members of the Akram Kham Company


Review: Slap & Tickle

A darkly hilarious romp exploring how society deems women 'ought to behave'.


Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Lee Hall’s and Vicky Featherstone‘s sell-out Edinburgh Fringe musical comes to the Theatre Royal. It more than bears out the accolades heaped on it.


Review: Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors is a must see. An exquisitely conceived, ultra contemporary blend of circus and dance, it's a wake up call, an intensely radical act.


Review: May We Go Round

Allow yourselves to be taken on an energetic, compelling, hilarious journey and witness two young talented and feisty women come into their own definitions of femininity.


Review: Follow the Faun

A forty-five minute acid trippy escapade of movement, music, lights and human connection