Boy’s Khaya – The Studio

https://www.youtube.com/v/84lJ_gOdAvo Artistic direction and choreography by Bawren Tavaziva ★★★★ How do you explain slavery to a child? Compile histories’ abhorrent make-up of colonialism and the repugnancy of its continuation today into a sane sentence. Boy’s Khaya (meaning Servant’s House) has humble origins as the young man who once stepped out from behind their white master’s house … Continue reading Boy’s Khaya – The Studio

Sunflowers – Exhibition on Screen

https://youtu.be/eY6aIUp_5eQ Directed by David Bickerstaff 2021/Australia/85mins ★★★★ A mad man. A failure. One of Europe's most prominent artists. A visionary. Few artists cause such diverse opinions as Vincent Van Gogh. For numerous school children, he is the man crippled with mental anxieties and physical mutilation, only becoming famous after his death. To the art community, … Continue reading Sunflowers – Exhibition on Screen

Schemers – Review

https://youtu.be/orvCJQ0MMPw Directed by Dave Mclean Written by Dave Mclean, Khaled Spiewak & Kyle Titterton UK/91mins/2020 ★★★ You know, Dundee has much more to it than 24hr bakeries and penguin statues. It even has more to it than a brand-spanking-new, though overpriced and under-filled Museum. Dundee - for all of the grim visage and notoriety has … Continue reading Schemers – Review

Jigsy – Liverpool’s Royal Court

Written by Tony Staveacre Directed by Hannah Chissack ★★★★ It’s a tough gig, being relegated to the Bingo Halls of Liverpool. Once a crowd-tickler, a herald for the working man’s club and provider of laughs, Jigsy was a dockworker turned stand-up who frequented the city’s timeless venues and like many, spoke with an illusion of … Continue reading Jigsy – Liverpool’s Royal Court

Within Sight – Traverse Theatre

Written & Performed by Ellen Renton Right now, we’re living avatars of ourselves, no flesh or skin, just an outward projection to the world and the expectations put upon us. To cut it short, in Ellen Renton words, people only watch, they don’t see. For some, their lives are weighed, commented and looked upon as … Continue reading Within Sight – Traverse Theatre