Short & Sweet – The Studio

Created by Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon ★★★★ Cobbling together as varied and enriched a style as they can muster, duo Eleanor Perry (Tight) and Daniel Hay-Gordon (Thick) combine an arrangement of queer culture, design, mime, choreography and heaping of dramatic inspiration into this mixed arrangement of short pieces. Seven. To be exact. Though unfortunately … Continue reading Short & Sweet – The Studio

Eat Me – Manipulate Festival

Originally conceived by Eszter Marsalko, Isy Sharman and Claire Eliza Willoughby Devised and Performed by Ian Cameron, Isy Sharman and Claire Eliza Willoughby ★★★ Frozen, out of time, slipping on the wet cobbles beneath in her loud dress without any shoes – Prey lays there with the snaps of cold water flushing her face. Nothing … Continue reading Eat Me – Manipulate Festival

The Chosen Haram – Manipulate Festival

https://youtu.be/7BZ8ot3zOmk Devised & Performed by Sadiq Ali Co-devised & Performed by Hauk Pattison ★★★★ Forbidden. Sinful. Haram. Different worlds cultivate similar restrictions and ideals, garbed in diverse cultures and histories. And challenging the status of faith, sexuality, and connection – The Chosen Haram aids in opening the 2022 season of Manipulate Festival with its premiere launch. A … Continue reading The Chosen Haram – Manipulate Festival

Manipulate Festival Part 2 – Summerhall

Shadowbird (★★★★) Shadowbird starts as a quaint production but grows into something so much more. A fisherman, sculpted wonderfully by Mary and David Grieve, begins his story in the way all good stories are told... as he finishes off a pint. Soon, we're thrown into a world of epic adventure and charming design.  The frame through which performers convey … Continue reading Manipulate Festival Part 2 – Summerhall

Manipulate Festival 2020 Part 1 – Summerhall

Transfigured (★★★★★) Transfigured by Oceanallover begins with a cautionary note: involvement from the audience is key to the event. This involvement simultaneously fails to extend beyond mere pleasantries and idle chatter, and is crucial to the outcome of the show.  An audience member is asked to pick a card, and when they do so, one of thirteen performers … Continue reading Manipulate Festival 2020 Part 1 – Summerhall