"Peacock Theatre" tag
Stufish's SOHO.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Stufish’s SOHO

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Mark Murphy's Out of this World.© Mark Murphy’s V-TOL. (Click image for larger version)

Mark Murphy’s V-TOL – Out of this World – London

★✰✰✰✰   It wants to be a seat-of-your-pants psychological chiller and a heartbreaking love story. It is neither.

Rebecca Williams and Alasdair Stewart in Scattered.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Motionhouse – Scattered – London

★★★★✰   Weaker choreography might easily be overshadowed by the monumental capacity of the set and motion graphics, but Finnan’s work is equally imposing…

Circus of the Senses in Mother Africa: Khayelitsha – My Home.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Circus of the Senses in Mother Africa: Khayelitsha – My Home

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Nolly - Noluyanda Mqulwana.© Circus Der Sinne. (Click image for larger version)

5 Questions to Noluyanda Mqulwana, dancer and choreographer with Mother Africa

Tanzania-based Circus of the Senses are presenting their internationally-toured Mother Africa at London’s Peacock in February/March. We have a word with dancer and choreographer Noluyanda Mqulwana (Nolly)…

Gisela Galeassi and Germán Cornejo in Germán Cornejo’s Tango Fire.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Germán Cornejo’s Tango Fire

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Gandini Juggling in Smashed: Special Edition.© Kristy Meijers. (Click image for larger version)

Gandini Juggling – Smashed: Special Edition – London

★★★★✰   Bausch with added balls.

Cameron Sutherland and Martin Fenton in The Snowman.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s The Snowman

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Bethany Headland, Alexander Nuttall, Alexandra Cameron-Martin and Diogo Barbosa in Kristen McNally's Moonshine.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

New English Ballet Theatre – Quint-Essential bill of Five New Ballets – London

★★★✰✰   Some of these pieces are more successful than others but the dancers seize the opportunities with relish…

Diogo Barbosa in Valentino Zucchetti's Enticement's Lure.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – New English Ballet Theatre in Land of Nod, Strangers, Moonshine and Enticement’s Lure

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

China National Peking Opera Company in The Legend of the White Snake.© China National Peking Opera Company. (Click image for larger version

China National Peking Opera Company – Legend of the White Snake & The General & The Prime Minister – London

★★★★★   …put together, over two very different performances – one highly comedic, the other, much more serious – all of this imagery, profound drama, great singing, hilarious comedy and so much more, is easily enough to justify my very first five star-rating of 2016.

Motionhouse in Broken.© Katja Ogrin. (Click image for larger version)

Motionhouse – Broken – London

★★★✰✰   If the tech didn’t entirely wow and draw me in then the Motionhouse dancers did as strong and agile performers. This is dance infused with circus and their clever physicality pleases no end.

German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi in Immortal Tango.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

German Cornejo – Immortal Tango – London

★★✰✰✰ Far from being immortal, this production suffers from an acute identity crisis. I can’t recall another performance that has veered from so good to so awful…

German Cornejo's Immortal Tango.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – German Cornejo’s Immortal Tango

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Björn Leese in Infinita.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Familie Flöz in Infinita – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Gwen Langenberg in Horror.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Jakop Ahlbom Company in Horror – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Natsha Gooden and Corey Culverwell in Into the Hoods Remixed.© Ed Miller. (Click image for larger version)

ZooNation – Into the Hoods Remixed – London

Like the novelist who writes a best-seller first time out, whatever Kate Prince goes on to create in the future, she’ll always struggle to match the brilliance of her first full-length show – Into the Hoods…

Chase Johnsey and Giovanni Goffredo, as Yekaterina Verbosovich and Sergey Legupski, in Paquita.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks) – London & UK Tour Bills – London

So a tip to the wise up front – see them in London while you can or catch them on their subsequent UK tour….

Robert Carter as Olga Supphozova in Don Quixote.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Don Quixote

The Trocks (Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo) programme 2 opens shortly at London’s Peacock and Dave Morgan was at the photocall for us when they ran their Don Quixote…

Chase Johnsey and Giovanni Goffredo, as Yekaterina Verbosovich and Sergey Legupski, in Paquita.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Paquita and The Dying Swan

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

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