Interview: Francesca Caruso Talks Religion, Clowning & Solo Show Pater Noster

Francesca Caruso’s solo show, Pater Noster, has just enjoyed an online run via the Command Fringe Festival and is set to be available for audiences again very soon. Here she shares insights into her love of clowning and bouffonnerie and the personal experiences of religion which prompted her to explore Catholicism and its rituals in... Continue Reading →

Interview: Oddsocks Productions’ Elli Mackenzie & Andy Barrow

As an outdoor theatre company priding themselves on a party atmosphere and accessible entertainment for all, Oddsocks have been delighting audiences as an independent theatre company for just over 30 years. Their wonderful work bringing Shakespeare’s plays to life in brave and whacky ways places them firmly in my top five theatre companies line-up, so... Continue Reading →

La Strada: A Slick, Enchanting Hybrid

Wednesday 26th April, 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There is a brilliant energy running through this enchanting production with its enveloping rowdy scenes of bars and busy streets. But the surreal energy of this piece also pervades the darker aspects and although she lives life under a perpetual dark cloud, our protagonist is a... Continue Reading →

Lasting Impressions: Slava’s Snow Show

Tuesday 20th September, 2011, Nottingham Theatre Royal (and again in 2013). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There is a reason that Slava's Snow Show started winning awards in 1994 and is still going strong: it is most likely the most enveloping, visually spectacular event a lot of audiences will have seen; myself well and truly included. My enduring appreciation... Continue Reading →

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