Manipulate Festival Part 2 – Summerhall

Shadowbird (★★★★) Shadowbird starts as a quaint production but grows into something so much more. A fisherman, sculpted wonderfully by Mary and David Grieve, begins his story in the way all good stories are told... as he finishes off a pint. Soon, we're thrown into a world of epic adventure and charming design.  The frame through which performers convey … Continue reading Manipulate Festival Part 2 – Summerhall

Manipulate Festival 2020 Part 1 – Summerhall

Transfigured (★★★★★) Transfigured by Oceanallover begins with a cautionary note: involvement from the audience is key to the event. This involvement simultaneously fails to extend beyond mere pleasantries and idle chatter, and is crucial to the outcome of the show.  An audience member is asked to pick a card, and when they do so, one of thirteen performers … Continue reading Manipulate Festival 2020 Part 1 – Summerhall

Manual Cinema’s Frankenstien – Underbelly McEwan Hall Original Novel by Mary Shelley Directed by Drew Dir Runs at Underbelly Bristo Square, July 31st –August 26th (not 12), 14.45pm Eternally inventive, Chicago based company Manual Cinema are known for their talents of shadow puppetry. Of all the texts in all of the gothic horrors, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a notable difficulty to … Continue reading Manual Cinema’s Frankenstien – Underbelly McEwan Hall