Writer and performer Max Dickins has fast made a name for himself on the fringe circuit over the past few years. I had the pleasure of reviewing the final night of his last play “The Man on the Moor” which I absolutely loved. Dickins is clearly a gifted writer, exploring the human psyche with humour, grounding and a warm simplicity which many lose when writing tragedy.
Border Tales is a bold, visceral dynamic attempt to show the lives of multicultural Britain’s today. The company of seven use dance, live music and dialogue to capture what it means to live in post-brexit Britain, which despite the show being first composed in 2013 still has a powerful attachment to the present day. Watching this show leads you through an entire emotional spectrum; you feel embarrassed, uplifted, perplexed, amazed, entranced…… all in eighty minutes.
‘Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world, than it is for us to imagine it to change?’
Creative, clever and completely contemplative, ‘Secret Life of Humans’ by New Diorama Theatre is a show that questions our genetic structure and our unconscious desire to always uncover the greater truth of why we are who we are.
I could quite easily just write the words, ‘GO AND SEE THIS SHOW’ and finish this review there. Funny, intelligent, outrageous, satirical, opinionated, emotional and every other brilliant adjective that any piece of theatre should be is how I would describe this new production by Middle Child at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A beautifully haunting look at the phrase ‘home is where the heart is’, Patch Of Blue’s new actor-muso creation, ‘When We Ran’ explores what it means to be lost in a world you know and lost in a world you have yet to uncover.