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The Unbuilt Room, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Seth Kriebel ★★★★ Pros: A wonderful stretching of the imagination. Cons: At 20 minutes long, it will leave you begging for more. Our Verdict: A challenging, creative and vividly wonderful theatre experience. Courtesy of BAC The Unbuilt Room at Battersea Arts Centre has a very challenging premise. It’s a twenty minute long imagined and immersive theatre piece which examines how “places create memories… and how memories create places.” It’s site-specific to the Battersea Arts Centre, a huge, rambling historical treasure-trove ...

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Landscape II, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Written and Performed by Melanie WilsonIn Collaboration with Fuel★★★ Pros: A very delicate work with a stunning audiovisual aspect. Cons: The narration could have been a little more energised and varied. Our Verdict: A nice mix of multimedia and performance, although the delivery and script could have been polished. Courtesy of Battersea Arts Centre Landscape II is a poetic dialogue between different times and locations. It tells the story of a woman, Vivian, alone in a countryside as she delves ...

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Fatherland , Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Nic Green ★★★★ Pros: Nic Green’s absolute vivacity; a ferocious performer, sparkling with creativity and life. Cons: On a practical level, having a group of audience members reading previously unseen lines in unison meant that the words were sometimes unclear, and some of the meaning gets lost. Our Verdict: One to see if you like feeling fully immersed in a very personal performance. Credit: Battersea Arts Centre Every trip to Battersea Arts Centre is an adventure. They say it themselves ...

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Wuthering Heights, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Devised by Peter McMaster★★★ Pros: An altruistic exploration of the unlikeable characters of Wuthering Heights. Cons: A confusing start to the show put me on the defensive from the beginning. Our Verdict: Performed by four strong male actors, this ‘adaptation’ of Wuthering Heights is a study of the book and its themes rather than a stage adaptation of the story. Courtesy of the Battersea Arts Centre The Battersea Arts Centre’s mission “to invent the future of theatre” is no fake claim. ...

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Gym Party, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Presented by Made in China ★★★★ Pros: Mixes fun and games with lateral thinking and an acute social commentary. Cons: Although the work makes a lot of intelligent points about our society’s obsession with ‘success’, the audience are not left with an overriding central message to take home with them. Our Verdict: A flamboyant and colourful performance unlike anything you’re likely to see anywhere else. Courtesy of Made In China Meet Chris, Jess and Ira, three winners who will do ...

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Caesarean Section: Essays on Suicide, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Teatr ZAR ★★★★ Pros: Intense and stirring polyphonic music that brings a subtle power and energy to the entire play. Cons: As the title suggests, this show does not make for a hugely enjoyable experience and can make you feel uncomfortable. Our Verdict: A heart-wrenching meditation on suicide and survival, marrying haunting sounds with sensual movement. Credit: Ken Reynolds It begins with a pitch-dark room, the sound of pattering feet, shrill laughter, heavy breathing and the sudden, excruciating crash of ...

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The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Clout TheatreDirected by Mine Cerc★★   Pros: The excellent physical performances from the Lecoq-trained ensemble are extremely polished and highly skilled. Cons: Falling in the genre of performance art, it will not be to everyone’s taste and the theme was rehashed again and again, without exploring new ideas. Our Verdict: Great performances can’t save this repetitive, one-note performance art production. Courtesy of Battersea Arts Centre For 45 minutes, three dead people share an excerpt of their purgatorial existence with us. Using ...

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London Stories, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Performed by the people of London★★★★ Pros: An informative introduction and an emotive conclusion winds this show up into a tight and smart piece. Cons: There are four “routes” of which you only get given one. This means you miss out on three times the stories you see. Our Verdict: A Festival which focuses on the complex and diverse people that make up London. A personal theatre trip that will make you appreciate those humans who you interact with but ...

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