Category: Theatre

  • Manfred

    3 stars – flashing recitation Lights are dimmed and burning incense spreads its scent through the steamy air. A table which is an altar, as well as a DJ set. Lines of Lord Byron’s poem grow into threats of damnation….

  • Il Mangiautore

    3 stars – an entertaining experiment It has to be clear: this is an experiment, or a historical reconstruction of an event out of time. Under such premises, Alessandro Burbank starts his solo show and establishes a peculiar relationship with the audience, who has decisional power on the development of action on stage.

  • Meteorologia: tempo para matar

    4 stars – lyrical hybrid A feminine body starts moving on stage. In the initial dimmed lights, she seamlessly acquires zoomorphic traits. Vitória Teles Grilo offers the audience a rare present: she allows access to the shapes and qualities of her conscious and unconscious imagination.

  • Triple Bypass

    Three Ten Minute Plays About Living for Death and Dying for Life 3 Stars – Timely and absolute An old, guilty man is confronted by someone in what looks like his Judgment Day. Two singers meet at the gates of next life and share their feelings. A bee advises a spider not to date a black…

  • Guide to Surviving Masculinist Territory

    Seen at Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the 11th of August 2022 4 stars – feminist promenade A girl who likes strolling in the area surrounding her own house. An accurate account of the incels phenomenon. The girl has to interrupt her walking routine. Mass shootings and incels’ internet legacy. She starts taking walks again, clenching…

  • Motherload!

    5 stars – hilarious & provoking Mother Nature is not in good health. And it’s not because of delivering so many sons and daughters, they made her grow stronger with the power of creation.

  • Hippie Shakes

    3 stars – 60s rollercoaster Chickie is a mother, a wife who tries her best to keep her husband close to her and her children, but first of all a courageous woman in search for happiness and freedom.

  • A Place That Belongs to Monsters

    4 stars – powerful fresco Famine, fire, war, and death. They are in the Bible, represented by the four Horsemen of Apocalipsis. They are, also, in a more literal form, in the suburbs of big cities. Four women of different ages track a geography of Bracknell on the last school day before summer holidays.

  • A Two Woman Hamlet

    5 stars – literally marvellous I thought it wasn’t literal. I thought it must be some reduction of a kind, something more or less inspired by the Shakespearean tragedy. I didn’t think it possible that two people could do the whole of Hamlet. I was wrong.

  • Prometheus Bound (Io’s version)

    4 stars – A feminist myth Io and Prometheus share a sense of rebellion, but of different natures. Prometheus has defied Zeus by giving fire and hope to mankind. Io suffers for Zeus’s whim but doesn’t want to surrender to the idea that gods can be cruel and the world purposeless.

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