Moč (The Power) – Summerhall

Created, Directed and Performed by Jiří Zeman and Martina Maurič Lazar Music by Milko Lazar ★★★★★ Things are never what they appear, and this evening – Ljubljana Puppet Theatre’s Moč (The Power) makes this quite clear. We’re caught off-guard by an overly zealous Jiří Zeman, who offers an introduction of sorts to the production. A playful, seven … Continue reading Moč (The Power) – Summerhall

Into the Long Green Jaws – Fruitmarket

Music by Long Green Jaws Produced by Róisín O'Brien ★★★★ If you’ve grown up on the coast, you’ll understand Into The Long Green Jaws within moments. And it isn’t even the tinkling metal fish, or the re-purposed razor clams, nor even the nautical paraphernalia and more obvious elements: it’s the tangibility of the sound.Long Green Jaws, a performance … Continue reading Into the Long Green Jaws – Fruitmarket

Arthropoda – MANIPULATE Festival 2023

Written, Direction and Co-Production Design by Sarah Holmes Dramaturge by Clive Andrews ★★★★ The most devastating traps begin in benign, even pleasant ways. For Daisy, the encircling barrier forming her entrapment comes in the form of one of our most naïve traditions: love at first sight. Well, perhaps not as severe as this, but upon (quite literally) … Continue reading Arthropoda – MANIPULATE Festival 2023

Birdie – MANIPULATE 2023

Produced by Agruación Señor Serrano Created by Álex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ferran Dorda ★★★ With the sixteenth edition of Edinburgh’s stupendously inventive, diverse and creative visual storytelling festival MANIPULATE underway, Capital Theatre’s The Studio offers a fond welcome return to the Barcelona-based theatre company Señor Serrano, whose previous 2017 MANIPULATE piece A House In Asia became … Continue reading Birdie – MANIPULATE 2023

Saint Omer

https://youtu.be/iWw-EyrG5Sw Directed by Alice Diop Written by Amrita David, Alice Diop and Marie N'Diaye France/2022/122 mins ★★★★ In their narrative-led debut, documentary director and filmmaker Alice Diop bases the stylistically reserved courtroom drama Saint Omer on the true-life 2016 case of Fabienne Kabou, a woman accused of killing her own child. The fictionalised character of Coly, a stand-in for … Continue reading Saint Omer