Theatre

Celebrating The Legend of Leigh Bowery at The Glory

A night dedicated to the memory of London's most flamboyant polysexual playperson...

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Seductive Storytelling, Metaphor and Myth (Shifter at Soho Theatre)

Layered fables, haunting modern myth and Afro-Caribbean folk tales in Crick Crack Club's Soho Theatre session...

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No bad religions, only bad apples: Echoes (Henry Naylor)

One very socially relevant idea prevails: religion not as the cause of evil, but as the facilitator for evil people to do evil things....

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Can We Talk About JOHN? (DV8 Physical Theatre)

Provocative, poignant and unashamedly full-frontal, DV8's John is a rough diamond of confrontational theatre...

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Presence Autochtone : Finding and Founding First Nation Culture in Montreal

This year, Présence Autochtone (Montreal First Peoples Festival) celebrated its 25th anniversary of bringing the culture of the aboriginal people of Canada and the rest of the Americas, through...

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A Talent Show Without Talent. X Factor (Part two)

The society that allowed us to flourish creatively whatever our background or income is in rapid decline. That cannot be right....

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An undercurrent of groove and funk… gone dull. [Polar Bear]

Two tracks in, and the band departs to leave the irritatingly named Leafcutter John to give the audience a few minutes of meandering ambient nonsense....

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I’m not particularly interested in redoing old films (Colin Vaines)

olin Vaines: writer, educator, film producer, cigar smoker and bon vivant is a busy man and his inscrutable demeanour contains an Old Media mix of interest, arch humour, confidence, and unsettling...

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The Blackheart Burlesque where suicidal onesies bump, jump and grind to Die Antwoord.

Suicide Girls : Blackheart Burlesque Live While the majority of the men in the audience quietly beamed, the girls in the audience hooted and hollered....

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Suicide Girls : Interview

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, certainly more than three cookie-cutter formulas, and there is nothing wrong with feeling sexy and confident about your body. - Interview...

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The Spit of Me [Theatre]

The Spit of Me is poet and performer Dzifa Benson’s personal quest to explore the story DNA has to tell us about identity. ...

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Neil Gaiman at the Barbican

For an hour or so, we could almost taste the wetted air of foggy heaths and breathe the scent of mythical caves....

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Death of a Salesman – Harare Style

In Zimbabwe... relationships are still alive, still important. They’re the only thing that carried so many through such trying times....

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Dressing up Undressing : London Burlesque Festival

The fact that something so nostalgic, so artless and so utterly un-PC could sell out, almost thawed my cold ‘let’s reclaim the female gaze’ heart...

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Bugle Boy : The Glenn Miller Story [Musical]

Den Stevenson's Bugle Boy which, having charmed the West End (a full house standing ovation at the Garrick, for one), now heads out on another tour of the UK....

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Since Zero Dark Thirty (Martin Delaney)

People like me are just the manifestation of an over-active mind, not cut out for the hard work of the real world! ...

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Loving the Cosplay

I do it for the same reason other cosplayers do it - to escape from the tyranny of ‘self’. ...

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Interzone : Celebrating William S Burroughs

He was a writer who wanted to rub out the word and when the word is gone only the image remains. The codex – the control formula – pictures of ‘what will be’ carved into stone....

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There Has Possibly Been An Incident [Theatre]

It's slightly pretentious. And it will frustrate you. But mostly with how close to brilliant it gets....

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Propeller : The Taming of the Shrew

Visual gags are played to the hilt, and no stick is left unslapped in order to maintain a zany, high energy atmosphere...

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Anyone for Fish Pie? [Theatre Interview]

'I don’t think that making fun, silly or childish stories means that there’s any less significance to the work'...

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Trailer Park Boys come to UK

The Trailer Park Boys stage show comes to Hammersmith Apollo for one night only on Friday 3rd May. Be ready....

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Nick Cave News: New Album, Intimate Tour.

Ahead of the latest 2013 release 'Push the Sky Away' Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will perform in very atmospheric venues in London, Paris, Berlin and LA....

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Loitered Lens: Macy Gray

A throatful of gravel and a bag of class, Macy Gray rules the pink feather boa onstage at Koko, London...

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James Herbert: Ash [Audiobook]

Suddenly, what should have been a relaxing holiday in an area of stark natural beauty became a torturous experience, as if we were trapped in an overlong horror novel with too much description and...

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One Last List: Staff Picks for 2012

One final list of 2012's highlights. Best events, albums and gigs of the year, as picked by Trebuchet staffers...

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2012 Round-Up: Carl Byron Batson

Each year for me is remembered in pictures, the continual broadening of my musical boundaries, and the unfathomable yeses and nos from band PR and management. Example: Shakin’ Stevens says no, Bill...

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Hoxton (Alco) Hall

'mysterious ‘Negro delineators’, trapeze artists, jugglers, singers, performing dogs and the like', Hoxton Hall has moved with the times since 1863....

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Leviathan: Matadero Theatre, Madrid

without the progression of a story, or identification with a protagonist, the sequence of juxtaposed imagery and sound can alienate an audience and reduce the performance to circus turns...

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Alexandra Ackerman: Interview

Alexandra Ackerman: an LA transplant with a cache of romance novel covers, film, television and stage performances under her belt. When it comes to Hollywood substance is usually traded for beauty,...

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