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Jared Xin – Hamlet

If you’re a Shakespeare’s purist, maybe this will shock you a bit, but classical’s theatre lovers’ will really appreciate this version of Hamlet, a melting pot of Chinese and European culture. The show embraces the sophisticated and delicate art in the Chinese style, thanks to

CoIL Series Interview #2: Paola Márquez

I met Paola in a Gympro[1] session in 2016. She claims to have seen me before, during an improv show – Impro y ya – in 2014, just before she started improvising with CoIL. Since then she has taken several workshops and participated in several

Review: “Radiant Vermin” by Philip Ridley at the Bread and Roses Theatre

by Wendy Haines You don’t go and see a Philip Ridley play if you want to cultivate your faith in humanity. This is the kind of play where there’s no one to root for and your concept of morality is toyed with – a sobering

CoIL Series Interview #1: Amanda Farah

I saw Amanda first in an improvisation show around 2003, when improv was first gaining ground in Mexico. I later had the fortune to meet her and work with her. We lost track of each other and, years later, ran into each other during a

CoIL (Collective Improv Lab) Interview Series Introduction

This is our first article from Mexico! And it will be an introduction one, we are going to talk about the group CoIL. I have just returned to Mexico after an almost two-year absence. Upon my return I was happy to find the theatre improv

Personal Relations London opening

Personal Relations: all the highlights from the London Opening

Personal Relations began its European tour last week, opening in London on 6th December at the Cello factory. The private view, which took place on the 9th was well turned out with artists and friends from each of the three European artists groups – The

Lighting Designer: The Art of Collaboration

  I think of myself as someone who plays well with others. I pride myself on my ability to collaborate. This quality hopefully makes me a good director, because the bedrock of theatre is sharing artistic ownership. With this in mind, I have found myself


Portraiture and the (post)human: Interview with artist Gaby Sahhar

With Personal Relations opening in London on the 6th December, I wanted to take a look at some work being produced in South London by young artists that relate to the theme of portraiture. One such artist is Gaby Sahhar, a Goldsmiths graduate whose recent films