physical fest the physical theatre festival……with a bit of polish!

This years International Festival of Physical Theatre is bigger and better than ever.

With some exciting free sessions and venues as varied as the Joe H Makin Drama Centre at LJMU, Tilt Studio, St Luke’s bombed out church and the city centre, as street theatre performance space, the programme is very impressive.

International drama, dance and clowning is always a wow to watch….it captivates in its absurdity and uniqueness and capabilities that give us hot new theatre. I like the originality.

The UK premier of ‘Klowns’ at the Unity Theatre means business. Presenting what they believe to be a timeless tale of death and love, they are fanatically bursting to show their writing, directing, acting, singing and dancing talents. Watching ‘Klowns’ gives you a very funny, contemporary entertainment that appeals to a wide audience. Sat 24th May 8pm

The Workshops next week are top of the class. At the Bluecoat, the “Play-Fight” workshop weaves elements from martial arts, such as capoeira and Russian Systema, with contact-improvisation. Choose your partner wisely and don’t forget the plasters with this one.

Performance of the week has got to be ‘Red Bastard’ with Eric Davies in a dangerous, seductive comedy monster role with His Mission: To Charm, Disarm, Shock and Seduce……His Target: YOU.

The thing I like about this Unity performance, with its intimate surroundings, is that audiences should be prepared for anything to happen in this interactive show. A show, in which Red Bastard engages the audience in raw conversation, uncovering ridiculous and disturbing truths.

His bold wit and physical prowess are certainly lauded but not by the participants hiding under their seats! Tues 27th May-8pm

The Workshop I’ve got myself down for is ‘The Dynamic Body’ performing with an old friend, Anu Salonen, an Actress and Acting Teacher with the award winning Polish Teatr Piesn Kozla/ Song of The Goat Theatre. Friday 30th/31st May 10-5pm The Bluecoat.

The Festival runs till Sat 31st May and is well worth booking a workshop session or performance.

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