Ivy Bar has huddled in a good crowd for the first show of Gay Icons, the comedy show from James Malcolm and Neil Thornton. It’s only Tuesday and it’s already been a long week so I’m looking forward to laughing and with Thornton and Malcolm, I can guarantee I will.
by Laura Ferguson
Is there a better party in the city right now than Sound and Fury? Imagine, if you will,
entering a ‘pasta spaghetti’ tinsel curtain into the depths of Club 121. Walking down the steps, the throbbing music growing louder, opening into a LED-heavy club scene where sequinned bodies gyrate to amazing mash-ups from Dead DJ Joke, audience members dancing with and around the performers. Imagine ordering a wine from the bar and it arriving in a safe plastic receptable, a metaphor for how messy this evening will get.
by Laura Ferguson
Confession time: my knowledge of Don Giovanni, is limited to the fact that it is, in fact, an opera. Probably one by Mozart or Beethoven. The former turned out to be correct.
Performer Stuart Coats and director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford have wrestled Mozart’s epic tale of debauchery and regret into a one-man, one-hour jaunt of Don Giovanni. Beautifully synchronised with the amazing pianist Thomas Nikora, Coats energetically flings himself into the story of Don Giovanni, who, after a lifetime of dueling and sleeping with anyone who will have him, is dragged into hell for refusing to repent .
Clare Kerrison's Infernal Recall is a whimsical improv storytelling adventure that activates audience engagement in a unique way.
We sit in the new Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, ready to watch Clare Kerrison's Infernal Recall. Clare Kerrison herself potters around, asking us (wisely) to move forward, since “it’s an intimate show”. She then adds, “oh but don’t worry, not touching-intimate”.
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