Review: Blu & The Magic Web
A new fairytale adventure for Christmas 2021
Review: Blu & The Magic Web
A new fairytale adventure for Christmas 2021
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
A fantastic piece of collaboration which is as energetic as it is creative and challenging.
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: Spaces Between Us and Satori
Two poignant dances about light and distance from Australia
A fascinating performance where the machismo of life is beautifully sent off into the clouds.
A short film which follows the dance infused exploits of two performers following a beautiful tale from the time of Shakespeare.
Review: Rebel Boob
Based on interviews with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Review: Mayhem at the Cabaret Voltaire
Potentially a terrific show
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: An Ice Thing to Say
Being Human in the Anthropocene
Review: He’s Dead
Was Tupac depressed?
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
A divergent dance experience that is as eclectic and participative as it is enriching and impressive
An engrossing and fascinating exploration of artistry made by two neurodiverse performers.
Thrilling and inventive, pulsing with creativity and ability
Review: Scottee: Fat Blokes
Transformational physical theatre that challenges and moves
A highly inventive look at life with visuals, dance and an assault on your senses.
Review: I’m Non Typical, Typical
Moving and powerful dance, physical theatre and the spoken word from this diverse company
Review: An Extraordinary Curiosity
Ceci n’est pas de deux
Review: Project Y
An astonishing evening of dance that comes from four top choreographers and the cream of young dancers in Scotland
Old Hollywood meets tribal acting in an engaging piece of physical theatre.
Review: Cirque Du Giselle
A chilling physical exploration of an iconic literary figure.
“A brave, empowering and explosive blend of dance and spoken word…”
Review: I’d Had Enough So I Killed Him
“A powerful and confrontational solo dance performance”
Review: Where Are You Really From?
Quirky, creative, and thoroughly entertaining exploration of cultural identity
“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…”
A bold reimagining and interpretation of Achilles’ grief and revenge through a superior technical evening of storytelling, dance and song
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.
Wow drama, the original Greek tragoidia. It invokes the same powers, almost the same gods.
Excellent feelgood musical though there’s superabundant dance content.
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.
Mother and 14 year old son, sort it out through Sia.
Effervescent and didactic at a pace
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: Stick By Me
A show about friendship. And lolly sticks.
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: A Life On The Silk Road
An Epic and Unique Journey Through Dance, Music, Puppetry, and Physical Theatre
Fusing dance, physical theatre, prose, and raw, dynamic acting Ewan Downie breathes new life into the ages old tale.
Highly innovative climate change narrative that draws you into a dramatic movement piece which then delivers a massive knock out blow.
Review: Four Go Wild in Wellies
Wild entertainment for a wet Edinburgh day.
"...just under 60 minutes of surprise, joy, sadness and fabulous dancing punctuated by a manic cheesy grin."
Review: Police Cops in Space
Full-on wacky energy with impressive physical theatre and dance.
Review: The Exploded Circus
A skilful and sensory mix of acrobatics, aerial feats and juggling, encapsulated in a story about finding order after chaos
A must see show for anyone fascinated by movement, music and the human body.
Review: The Boy, the Piano and the Beach
A good experiment that the Slot Machine Theatre hasn't quite managed to pull off… yet.
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.
A dance and aerial journey in colour through the weave that holds a nation together.
Review: Behind The Mirror
Sublime musical and physical theatre from a talented Korean ensemble.
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: Me, Myself and I
An enthusiastic physical performance piece based on an eventful night out
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: Sleeping Trees: Sci-fi?
Rollicking furiously paced exquisitely skilled physical comedy
Big, bold, beautiful, baffling.
"....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: If I Could I Would
A lighthearted acrobatic delight
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.
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.
An incredibly poignant homage to the working class
Review: Café Palestine
A humbling and dignified piece of theatre
Review: The Vagina Dialogues
Women share all in a glorious celebration of feminity
An emotional dance performance anyone can relate to
Review: Chef: Come Dine with Us
What’s not to like?
Review: At War with Love
A poignant, deep and vibrant use of Shakespearean sonnet dressed in the context of World War One
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.
"very strong body language story"
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: Purposeless Movements
A poignant exploration of cerebral palsy from some who know
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: Plan B for Utopia
A brilliant mix of theatre and dance addressing ideas about Utopia.
A stunning retelling of a Chinese legend.
Review: Follow the Faun
A forty-five minute acid trippy escapade of movement, music, lights and human connection