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Performance & Physical

The Testament of Mary, Barbican

If you’re tempted to see Fiona Shaw’s impressive solo performance as Mary the mother of a son she can’t bring herself to name – and see it you probably should – then bear two things in mind.First, anything you may have heard or read about this b

The Testament of Mary, Barbican Theatre, London

Describing the writing of the original stage version of The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin has said that the tone for the voice of Mary, the mother of Jesus, “came from Greek heroines such as Electra, Medea or Antigone, and from poets such as Sylvia Pla

Dear Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh – review

An inspired project that combines portraits of famous Scots with monologues on the state of Scotland.

Bonanza, Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton

When absorbing any artistic experience we can be confounded by our own expectations. Such was the case for me with Bonanza.

Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events - taking place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks every May. Now in its 48th y

Neat 14 Festival

Nottingham's world class arts festival offers 10 day of Theatre, Art, Dance, Film, Music and more. There will be premieres, pop-ups and performances across the city.

Dear Scotland - National Theatre Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Portrait Gallery will take centre-stage this spring as the National Theatre of Scotland explores their collection through the written word and performance in Dear Scotland. In this unique work, twenty of the country’s leading writers will pen sho

Dear Scotland review a portrait of the independence debate

An invigorating collaboration with the NTS sees writers giving passionate voice to artworks of Scottish establishment figures.

Dear Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, review

The National Theatre of Scotland addresses national identity with a delightfully diverse series of monologues, says Mark Brown.