Review: Breathing Corpses

This is a play of polarity. Reality jostles with fiction as the audience navigates the set, which is formed of “rooms” delimited by cardboard boxes. In the centre there is pile of these boxes, interspersed with television screens that light up in between scenes, giving the audience a context beyond the lives we are prying […]

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Preview: Breathing Corpses

At the heart of Dom Applewhite’s vision for his experimental production of the play Breathing Corpses are his cast of seven actors (including himself) and a strong focus on character. The play will be in a promenade style, inspired by the work of “Punchdrunk”, audience members will be allowed to wander around the set, never […]

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Breathing corpses comes to life

✮✮✮✮ Contemporary playwright Laura Wade stands accused of a facility for language – something any company aiming to put on a performance of one of her plays should monopolise. Without understanding the need to play on the nuances of dialogue that permeate her writing – without pivotal pauses, stutters, and crescendos – any performance would […]

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