Immersive art: A review of Absent by dreamthinkspeak

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Absent, the latest site-specific offering from avant garde London theatre company dreamthinkspeak is not theatre at all. It is a sprawling art installation set in the depths of Shoreditch Town Hall, exploring space, nostalgia, the passage of time and the decay of beauty. Those attending with the expectation of seeing a play complete with narrative and ...

Alice Underground: Down the Rabbithole and into Wonderland

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[Grace Carter as Alice - image source] In order to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the subterranean Vaults at Waterloo have been beautifully transformed into a sprawling underland... wonderworld... wonderground. No, no, that's all wrong, I'm certain! I must have been changed for Mabel! Produced by Les Enfants Terribles/Emma Brunjes ...

“Be me a little”: A review of ‘Let The Right One In’ at the Apollo

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[Martin Quinn as Oskar and Rebecca Benson as Eli in Let The Right One In. Image Source] I went into this show with no expectations whatsoever. I've never read the bestselling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, nor have I seen the Swedish and American film adaptations. All I knew was that the story somehow involved vampires. Never having liked horror ...

Tarantino Movie Gets The Secret Theatre Treatment

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SECRET THEATRE LONDON – Secret zone 1 location, London Tuesday 29 Oct  – Saturday 30 November 2013 | PRESS NIGHT: Wednesday 6 November Doors 7pm for a 7:45pm start | Director: Richard Crawford Having staged productions in New York with the world premiere of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands and in Hollywood (The Diary of A Sociopathic Freakazoid), Secret Theatre have crossed ...

The Drowned Man by Punchdrunk: A Moveable Feast

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[Image source] Trying to explain your personal Punchdrunk experience to someone who's never had a Punchdrunk experience is like trying to describe a particularly convoluted dream to somebody - their eyes glaze over, they nod politely, occasionally they give you a strange look. ("I chased a naked man past a scarecrow funeral and into the desert ...