Archive for the ‘Red Shift’ Category



中英劇團. Jekyll & Hyde written & directed by Jonathan Holloway Chung Ying Theatre Company Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts 1st – 10th May 2015  

Red Shift’s Invisible Show II opened yesterday in the hustle and bustle of a sunny Pleasance Courtyard. Whilst the intimate scenes aim to discretely disappear into the crowd, a large and enthusiastic audience ensure that the focus of the pack is tight in on the action. For many, part of the game of the show […]

…With those strains of Beckett still trailing me, I return to Brum with a vigour, and time to focus on overdue work that’s suffered from the disruptions of touring. Meanwhile, as summer festival-time approaches, I’m feeling the thrill of  a three-pronged performance assault ; 1. BE festival. Just what Birmingham needed….and the BE Team actually […]

Hard on the heels of The Fall of Man retour, Red Shift premiered its latest opus The Invisible Show last week at the magnificent Latitude Festival near Southwold in Suffolk. The Invisible Show marks a radical departure for the company, deploying digital broadcast technology to deliver a live-mixed audio soundtrack to the audience’s headphones in an […]

It comes to something when you start to feel more at home in the back of a van than within the domicile. I’m home briefly, washing and repacking, ready for the next installment, but feeling unsettled. The Fall of Man concluded it’s post-Edinburgh mini-tour this week with successful gigs in Taunton and Lincoln. Jonathan originally wrote […]

The Red Shift team reprise our production of The Fall of Man this coming week at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol (22-27th June), followed by dates at Taunton Brewhouse (29th) and Lincoln Drill Hall (1st July).  It is almost a year since the show premiered at Pleasance, Edinburgh and now we find ourselves back in the […]

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It has been 3 days since my last posting. The early release and reception of Al-Megrahi has had the press in a spin. Meanwhile the cauldron of the Festival is also bubbling furiously. Friendly faces are rolling up here in a steady stream and chance encounters with old acquaintances are inevitable. Since committing the ‘90% […]

we happy phew


Week two of the Fringe passes and my mood seems to shift from one 4 hour period to the next. The experience is so intense at times that you feel you might only be able to really appreciate it once it’s all done and dusted. I’ve racked up 22 shows as audience member, I think, […]

A technically under par show yesterday prompted us to rework some material this morning, in particular the refinement of the overt physical sections, including ‘Fight 2’ and the addressing of our naked scenes, in danger of getting a bit safe. ‘Fight 2’ involves an approach, a slap, a push and a restraint, ending with a […]

a first review


While we were twiddling our thumbs and biting our nails waiting for the Baptist Times to go to press, The snuck throught in the outside lane to delivered this online review. Today’s show was rammed full and despite the best efforts of the Pleasance crew at ventilating the space beforehand, the audience had within […]