The Book of Life – Church Hill Theatre Co-created, Written and Performed by Odile Gakire Katese Co-created and Directed by Ross Manson ★★★ Loss is handled in every culture with an abject difference. From the celebration of life to a more sombre act of grief and period of mourning. The Book of Life finds a humane way to push forward with a … Continue reading The Book of Life – Church Hill Theatre

Jungle Book Reimagined – Festival Theatre Direction and Choreography by Akram Khan Written by Tariq Jordan ★★★ Everything returns to nature. Or so it’s said. In a drowned world – a bleak, not too distant future – Akram Khan’s brooding, fierce, and in moments brave re-imagining of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book finds a slew of animals claiming the urban wastelands. Written by Tariq Jordan, Jungle Book … Continue reading Jungle Book Reimagined – Festival Theatre

Coppélia – Festival Theatre

Direction & Choreography by Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright Dramaturgy & Written text by James Jeff ★★★★★ What separates us from our electronic companions? If all it is, is flesh, then perhaps it’s time we reviewed the situation. Narratives of falling in love with a composite human, a homunculus, are as old as literature. But … Continue reading Coppélia – Festival Theatre

The Pulse – Edinburgh Playhouse Directed by Darcy Grant ★★★★★ Never has the Playhouse space felt so fully utilised and understood, then with this valuable display of the power and synchronicity of the mortal machine. Produced by the contemporary Australian circus group Gravity & Other Myths, The Pulse takes a loud and thrilling place as a remarkably visceral piece … Continue reading The Pulse – Edinburgh Playhouse

Bold Moves – Dance Base

Directed by Anne Maher ★★★★★ A production in two parts, Ballet Ireland’s Bold Moves is a moving and entertaining feast for the eyes which has a limited run at the Dance Base during their Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022 season. The first sequence of performance, Us, choreographed by rising star Zoë Ashe–Brown, is an emotive exploration … Continue reading Bold Moves – Dance Base