‘Amadeus’

“I feel ill”. The first words out of my mouth after the screening. “My body hurts”, cries Mozart, exhausted from poverty and his misfortune. My body, and potentially the entire audience, too, hurt from watching a tragic demise played so beautifully. Seen through the memory of Salieri’s career and his titanic clash with a young…

‘No Man’s Land’

Pinter, flares, and a power struggle. Having revived the Broadway stint with a short England tour, the production settled into London’s Wyndham Theatre for an impressive fourteen week run, with a live-screening two days before its close. The most striking element of any Pinter play is the frustration that boils under the surface of every…

‘Hamlet’, All is Not Well

All is not well in the state of Denmark. Hamlet’s lost his marbles, and people keep dying. What a to do. Staged at London’s Barbican, and live-screened internationally, Hamlet begins with Mr H listening to his father’s gramaphone records alone and not with the ghostly appearance upon the battlements. Nicking, fiddling and giving Bernardo and…

The Animotion Show

Annoying festivalgoers volume #3… In this fusion of live sound and image creation projected onto a school building that, unless you don’t come from the city, is already renowned for being architecturally gorgeous, it was at times quite a hypnotic experience. Pictures form in front of you from all corners of the canvas; sometimes you…