The Encounter

24 Feb , 2016  

This is just a quick note after reading some of the reviews for The Encounter. There are at least two pieces and quite a bit of social media buzz accusing Simon McBurney’s piece which he loosely adapted from Petru Popescu’s book Amazon Beaming of white blindness for colonial issues. One is Michael Billington who in passing […]

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Cheek by Jowl’s Ubu Roi

20 Jun , 2014  

Ubu Roi

This play, it farts, it licks, it spits. Cheek by Jowl’s hugely successful Ubu Roi returns to the Barbican in all its decadence-smashing scrutiny. An adolescent boy with a camera pans over dead meat and the extreme close-up is projected on the crème walls of a pristine dining room. A middle-aged couple swoops on stage […]

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Mozart Undone at the Barbican

13 Mar , 2014  

Quite what they were expecting when attending a theatre-concert based on Mozart, the audience at the Barbican didn’t seem to know. There was promise to take the ennui out of a concert experience and add some visual spice to it. The delivery on that promise turned out to be a little more daring than simply […]

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