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Performance & Physical

Pitch-black theatre experience at Royal Court provokes a sense of panic

It’s not often in our urban lives we encounter complete darkness. The blackout in the Royal Court’s main theatre is so thorough, however, that closing your eyes makes no difference.

Vault Festival 2014

VAULT Festival returns for its second incarnation in the labyrinth of tunnels underneath Waterloo, offering six frenetic weeks of live entertainment between January 28th and March 8th 2014, Tuesdays through to Saturdays. The headline shows at VAULT are

Phia Menard’s plastic bag ballet with Compagnie Non Nova is truly inspired

Plastic bags dancing – doesn’t sound too promising, does it? However, under the inspired guidance of Phia Ménard, mistress of the wind machine, it produces moments of awestruck, childlike wonder.

One Night With Joan - Leicester Square Theatre

Joan Collins is to return to the West End with her acclaimed one woman show, One Night With Joan, to share more stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing actresses. Joan Collins - One Ni

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby by Samuel Beckett, Royal Court, review

When I was younger, I intensely disliked Samuel Beckett. I found his gloom oppressive and the ambiguity of his writing frustrating.

Beckett trilogy: Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby, theatre review - 'An unforgettable show'

Lisa Dwan delivers a virtuosic performance of three of Beckett's short later works in an extraordinary hour-long experience that feels more like a group hallucination or a troubling collective dream than a theatrical event.

Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby - review

If Samuel Beckett's plays sometimes feel like an expression of the annihilating possibility that there is nothing to express, that is nowhere more true than in these three late pieces.

Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby, Royal Court Downstairs - theatre review

Lisa Dwan is sensationally good as she tackles these three short pieces by Samuel Beckett.

Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court, London

This trio of short works by Samuel Beckett - which is playing for a brief run at the Royal Court before transferring to the Duchess Theatre in the West End - sees Lisa Dwan reprise her astonishing performance of the punishing not-quite-nine-minute word-vo

Lebensraum, Purcell Room - theatre review

Physical theatre often foregrounds the physical and forgets the narrative.