Cinderella @ The Tobacco Factory (diary)

Dr Martens for glass slippers, a band of hipster birds for a fairy-godmother and an awkward asthmatic Prince: there is nothing classical about this fairytale. Travelling Light are back with the revival of Cinderella, originally directed by the specialist of the twisted-tale, Sally Cookson. Now, five years later, the clock strikes time for Chris Pirie to [...]

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (review)

The pressure was high and the colours were bright as Emma Rice painted the final strokes of her career as Artistic Director of the the internationally acclaimed Kneehigh. In an innovative explosion of music, balloons, paint-brushes, banners, torches, choreography and confetti, this production ironically may not be anything new from the company’s renowned style, but [...]