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Punchdrunk's Kabeiroi: a shapeshifting six-hour mystery tour of London | Stage | The Guardian
"At one point I gave (sedate and self-conscious) chase to a woman I was sure was shouting my name. She turned out to be extremely drunk and absolutely nothing to do with the show."
theatre  pervasive  london 
november 2017 by kevan
William Shakespeare Presents: Terminator the Second - Official Trailer on Vimeo
"...a parody of the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, constructed solely of lines and phrases from the plays of William Shakespeare. Only proper nouns, pronouns and verb tenses are subject to change."
theatre  mutation  robots  via:adrian 
january 2014 by kevan
The Total Destruction of Margate - Frog Morris Artist
"Margate's abandoned amusement arcades, Victorian alleyways, crumbling tower blocks and closed up shops disguised by painted facades made the perfect backdrop for a B Movie story."
apocalypse  monsters  squid  theatre 
november 2011 by kevan
Punchdrunk's Felix Barrett Drops You In His Theater With No Directions Home | Fast Company
"The idea behind [Punchdrunk Travel] is that audience members, or travelers [will] arrive at the airport, set to embark on a journey without knowing where they are going or what will happen when they get there."
theatre  travel 
september 2011 by kevan
Wisdom of the crowd: interactive theatre is where it's at | Lyn Gardner | Stage |
"[Those] like myself who came from a theatrical background arrived in the space and waited for something to happen, while the gamers immediately started pulling the set apart looking for clues (in one instance so thoroughly that he had to be stopped)."
games  theatre  design 
march 2010 by kevan
Join in the murder game at Battersea Arts Centre | Stage | The Guardian
"Here, the show is both drama and game. Audience members – there are about 30 per performance – play characters in an imaginary French town. There is no script; every audience member plays a part in developing the story, and thus becomes responsible for its outcome."
games  theatre  secrets  lies 
october 2009 by kevan
Ludus Novus » Blog Archive » Left 4 Godot
"We never see the Survivors truly safe. Between chapters, they rest in Safe Rooms, but they can’t hide there forever. Most unsettlingly, there are signs that the Survivors themselves remember doing all this before."
zombies  narrative  theatre 
may 2009 by kevan
Hangover Square - Patrick Hamilton
The blindness of unrequited love and of psychopathic dissociative identity disorder, slouching sadly and heavily around the gin-soaked streets of pre-war Earls Court.
booklog  london  psychology  delusions  drinks  theatre  brighton 
november 2007 by kevan
All About Eve (1950)
The endless natural cycle of bitter, manipulative actresses being superceded by younger replacements who can hide it better, at least for a while. Also broadcast media.
filmlog  3stars  theatre  secrets  writing 
october 2007 by kevan
Shakespeare In Love (1999)
Only a few detectable Stoppard lines and a lot of clunkingly heavy references, even to someone who barely knows any Shakespeare, with no real sense that there was anything terribly subtle going on underneath.
filmlog  2stars  history  theatre  love 
june 2007 by kevan
Xorph Dot Com | Clockers
"In a world not quite like our own, where the industrial revolution was triggered not by steam, but by springs [...] Daedelus Murphy and his ragtag band of friends and rivals are about to learn that that curiosity can be the most dangerous crime of all."
films  theatre  mutation  technology  history  crime  hacking  monkeys 
june 2007 by kevan
Black Snow - Mikhail Bulgakov
Not as interesting a plot as expected; a brightly confusing tour through the backstage of monolithic Russian theatre, as a writer's art suffers arbitrary censorship and setbacks.
booklog  theatre  russia  depression  mutation 
january 2007 by kevan
Theatre Of Blood (1973)
Decreasingly gory Shakespeare set-piece jokes, spinning out an increasingly pointless plot, and Diana Rigg in some terrible wigs. Everyone should have their own derelict theatre staffed by meths drinkers.
filmlog  2stars  theatre  death  via:catriona 
december 2006 by kevan
Industrial musical - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"An industrial musical is a musical performed for the employees of a business, intended to create a feeling of being part of a team, and/or to educate and motivate the management and salespeople to improve sales and profit."
music  business  theatre  via:holly 
september 2006 by kevan
A Night at the Opera (1935)
Snappily careering stuff, although the songs get in the way a bit too much. "You've missed the entire opera." "Well, I only missed it by a few minutes."
filmlog  4stars  comedy  theatre  music 
july 2006 by kevan
Telegraph | News | Actors play happy families to sell homes
Hiring actors to portray scripted, utopian families in Californian show homes. "Normally, the 'guests' will find themselves gatecrashing an uplifting family occasion, such as the baking of a birthday cake."
advertising  children  psychology  camrad  theatre  via:hoaxes 
june 2006 by kevan
Mario - Live - Google Video
An excellent live-action cardboard-prop rendition of Super Mario Brothers, from some college talent contest.
games  videos  theatre  via:waxy 
april 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | The elf of Epping Forest
Ken Campbell. "Parrots live for ever and she's nowhere near 10 yet, so she'll live way after me. At least I know my voice will carry on for a bit after I'm gone: 'I'm up 'ere, you're down there!'"
interviews  comedy  birds  theatre 
november 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited Books | Rules of engagement
"Some months later [Archer] is himself tried in a real court and found guilty. In essence, the charge against him is that he failed to distinguish between fact and fiction." Censorship on the boundaries of fiction; entertainingly flumph-of-research.
books  theatre  films  lies  illusions  sex 
october 2005 by kevan
Theatre of Science
Simon Singh and Richard Wiseman with "a show that turns back the clock to a time when audiences attended the theatre to see dangerous scientific demonstrations as entertainment".
science  theatre  london  electricity  todo  via:jones 
june 2005 by kevan
Le Goût Des Autres (2000)
Perfectly-balanced, luxuriously-paced look at the boundaries of people's opinions, and how easy and difficult and doomed and liberating it can be to adopt arbitrary ones.
filmlog  4stars  love  art  france  theatre 
june 2005 by kevan
Shakespeare Social Networks
"You can watch the evolution of the social network and understand the entire social structure of the set of characters in a few minutes, which is a lot quicker than gleaning the information by reading the entire play yourself."
society  maps  theatre 
february 2005 by kevan
Daily Mail online | BBC to show Opera despite 5,500 complaints
Brilliant opera-chorus-swearing logic from the Mail: "The total number of obscenities [3,168] is calculated by multiplying the number of swear-words by the number of people singing them."
lunacy  music  television  theatre  maths 
january 2005 by kevan | Morrissey Gives The Go Ahead For Smiths Musical
"The show itself will see more then 20 Smiths songs arranged for a string quartet, with a percussive lute accompaniment, and sung live by a cast of six."
morrissey  music  theatre 
november 2004 by kevan
Brighton Dome: Simon Munnery - Buckethead Phenomenon anon and on
Tonight: "A new play by Simon Munnery set in the near, near future where it's all a bit much really and some people have taken to wearing buckets on their heads in response."
brighton  events  theatre  munnery 
october 2004 by kevan
cityofsound: The Elephant Vanishes, Barbican, London
Review of a loosely-based theatre production of the Murakami short stories (playing until the 25th), with photos.
books  london  murakami  photos  theatre 
september 2004 by kevan
DD&HSW Props Archive
Photos of the on-stage paraphernalia of David Devant and his Spirit Wife.
devant  technology  theatre 
may 2004 by kevan
ASA Adjudications: Transport For London 28th May 2003
ASA adjudication on a "live drama" advert in a cinema, where the manager tells an actress in the audience that her boyfriend's dead, prior to a genuine road safety advert. Astonishing.
advertising  theatre  death  lies  camrad 
may 2004 by kevan

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