(Not) Lyn Gardner's Picks for the New Year
blog series is becoming a bit cult (this means popular with the gays or
those with haircuts). Every quarter I highlight all the lovely stuff
I'm going to see over the next few months. The new year brings with it
some nice treats...
of the London International Mime Festival I know very little about this
piece except the trailer blew my mind. If your idea of watching a bunch
of mute show offs warp your mind and play with your idea of 'whats up
and whats down?' is entertaining then I advise you book one of these performances.
is basically an avant-garde version of Celine Dion. The teaser video
bigs Robert up as the second coming. Anyone who has seen his work will
know he is good but my pessimism will not allow my to walk into the
space thinking I'm about to witness genius. Lets see.
are back with yet another one to their mind warping experiences that
shit on any Punch Drunk replicas. The Architect copy and trailers
alludes to nothing like all Shunt shows but I can assure you this will
be the best / worst night out you'll experience. Lyn gave it 1 star -
this means its amazing.
Theatre for people who are bored of theatre' Chris (genius) Goode
brings his show back to London for yet another run. I saw this back in
September after grabbing the last two seats for an afternoon showing on
my birthday. If you like watching actors from the telly say strange
things that reveal a world of children's politic then this is for you.
If you think young people are all the same then this is for you. If you
hate children then this is for you.
Figs in Wigs & Provoke
Slam winners Figs and Provoke present a double bill of clowning,
silliness, puns and politic. I was on the judging panel for the Show
Slam competition and both pieces being presented are provoking, powerful,
accessible and deranged bits of accomplished showing off. They are the
Alice Adventures in Wonderland
Royal Opera House are putting on Alice in Wonderland - from the bits of
video and interviews I've seen it shits on anything Depp could bring to
the tea party. Booking opens in January - I MUST SEE THIS!
Helen Mirren is playing Elizabeth again! LIVE on stage! Nuff said.