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Profundis, Zoo Southside – Review

Credit: Mark Douet

Pros: Elegant, clever, playful choreography. Cons: Only thirty minutes long – perfect for the fringe, belongs in a joint billing elsewhere. Choreographer Roy Assaf’s open, flexible style of working has resulted in a confident collaboration with National Dance Company Wales which shimmers from within like a well-cut diamond. A brief 30 minutes long, the piece probes at our desire to create meaning, which might easily result in something vague and pretentious elsewhere but is approached here with light-hearted clarity. A ...

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Last Clown On Earth, Pleasance Courtyard – Review

Credit: Derevo

Pros: Arresting images and dark humour. Cons: A clown in existential crisis inevitably produces a show light on belly laughs.~ For the first half an hour I was baffled. I’ll admit that I had been expecting more of a twinkly eyed, red nosed, falling-over kind of clown. This was a challenging work with striking visual images, but some of the staging was shabby and it didn’t hang together well. Russian actor Adasinsky’s company Derevo (it means tree) made their Fringe ...

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Four Corners – Stratford Circus Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Yuzuru Masada

Pros: Exceptional performances from all and some stunning design elements. Cons: If you are not one for physical theatre then perhaps this isn’t the show for you. Though I knew there was a theatre in Stratford, I’m ashamed to say I had never been. So, walking into Theatre Square, I was amazed to find not just one not two, but three theatres! All three are grouped together in a sunny square with a statue of the mother of modern theatre, ...

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