Close Strangers Festival

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Close Strangers Festival 2021

Down a side street of ram shackled buildings and rust rimmed cars, there is a door. It is not a welcoming door. In fact, the paint is so chipped that there is more damp and blackened wood on show than visible c...

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Close Strangers Festival 2021

On Friday night, the festival saw the main event; the ‘spectacle’. Close Strangers: East is full to the brim with new and innovative approaches to performance so it was nice to uphold some tradition and step fo...

Psychosis – Close Strangers Festival

This is a swirling mix of very dark poetry and even darker humour presented with a powerful Brechtian soundtrack. The performance is non-linear but surprisingly easy to follow (not least for me because quite a ...

Red Wedding – Close Strangers Festival

Red Wedding is an interactive piece with an interesting cultural past and much to recommend it. It explores through the enactment of a secular wedding ceremony (of the kind thrown and then abandoned in the earl...