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SCREENS ON STAGES

Over the past month we’ve been out and about to see moving pictures projected on three very different live performance stages. From the detailed digital backdrops of CITY OF GLASS (Lyric Hammersmith) to the sonic roar of THE UNFILMABLES (BFI) and the miniature memory palace of Robert Lepage’s 887 (Barbican), London’s stages are alive with […]

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THE PITCHFORK DISNEY

A review of Philip Ridley’s THE PITCHFORK DISNEY. Directed by Jamie Lloyd. Performed by Hayley Squires, George Blagden, Tom Rhys Harries and Seun Shote. Shoreditch Town Hall, 02.03.17. Abandoned twins, sheltering behind the closed doors of drug-induced dreams, have their lives interrupted. Philip Ridley’s shocking first play formalised his apocalyptic universe of weaponised stories. Across monologues and ensemble […]

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KILLER

A review of KILLER by Philip Ridley. Directed by Jamie Lloyd. Performed by John Macmillan. Shoreditch Town Hall, 02.03.17. Three monologues. One actor. A derelict basement. Headphones. Darkness. The audience is seated in a square, chairs facing outwards. A voice runs through the drills: you should be hearing this in your left ear… left, left, LEFT! The lights go […]

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#WADforgotten ?

At RADIANT CIRCUS we love the social power of screens. From huddling together in the dark recesses of our local fleapit to the domestic distractions of home cinema, screens – of all shapes and sizes – have an immense power to change and charge opinion. Occasionally, we turn our attention away from the big screen […]

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THE RADICAL EYE

When art museums and collectors get together, there is always a danger that the art gets overlooked in the mutual admiration. So it is – sometimes – here. Radiant Circus doesn’t doubt the quality of photographs in Sir Elton John’s collection – many of the images and their prints are sensational – nor the developing quality […]

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KARAGULA

Fresh perspectives on the post-apocalypse are hard to find as much of the iconography has already been handed down. Philip Ridley’s ambitious new play, Karagula, inherits much from its forebears, creating a world that is both strange and familiar. Beneath the Planet of the Apes gets a particular spanking for its subterranean telepaths and cult of the […]

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