Review: Wind Resistance, EIF

Published in What's on Stage on August 7, 2016

When pink-footed geese fly down from Greenland to Fala Flow, a lochen in the North Borders of Scotland, they form a twisting skein, working in unison for the greater good. Each goose forms a pocket of wind resistance for the one behind it; like “skybound socialists”, each goose takes its turn at front, “stepping up and falling back, stepping up and falling back”. Continue reading “Review: Wind Resistance, EIF”

Review: Daffodils, a play with songs, Traverse

Published in Fest on August 8, 2016

Eric’s parents met in a patch of daffodils by a lake. As an 18 year old, in 1964, he sees Rose in that same patch — drunk, covered in mud and vomit — and takes her home. As meet-cutes go, its troubling nature is oddly ignored: this is the start of what seems like a very sweet, very conventional romance, inspired by New Zealand playwright Rochelle Bright’s own parents. Continue reading “Review: Daffodils, a play with songs, Traverse”

Review: KlangHaus On Air, Royal Festival Hall

Published in What's on Stage on July 13, 2016

KlangHaus: On Air began life in an old animal hospital in Edinburgh two summers ago. Now, it’s arrived at the Royal Festival Hall, and offers a thrilling, sonic trip through a normally hidden roof space of that great brutalist building. Continue reading “Review: KlangHaus On Air, Royal Festival Hall”