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Arcade: Indelibly disruptive

The irony of a live art exhibition like Arcade being held at an old power station is not lost on me. Socio-political analysis is my unforgiving mistress. So standing at the entry of this aged factory I immediately pondered the favouring and perpetuation of a mainstream masculine identity by the country’s energy complex. But once

Still: Floating rather than diving

The patriarchy has reassembled itself after the onslaught of #MeToo, but its barricade has been pushed back and its corner of the world is a little smaller. Another push is needed, and another, and another, until the barricades are dismantled and the protection of gendered power is consigned to history, along with racism, xenophobia, religious

Unfathomable: Exquisite consolation

Love, consideration, playfulness, inventiveness, care, and an honesty that is breathtaking in its vulnerability. These qualities radiate from Unfathomable, combining to create an exquisite work of theatre. It is intriguing from the moment we walk into the venue. Alex Halligey stands arranging and rearranging notes on a suspended perspex surface. She is surrounded by glass

Samson: Trying to bring the house down

You can’t study English literature and not have read the Bible, stated Dr Wendy Jacobson a long time ago during an undergrad tutorial. It was a revelation. All those childhood years of unwillingly reading the Testaments at Sunday school and Friday night Bible study – Friday night, for god’s sake – could now be considered

Metamorphosis: Kafka transformed

Kafka. My man. Existentialism! Yes! Director Alby Michaels and the incomparable cast of William Harding, Ameera Patel, Khutjo Green, and Craig Morris (who choreographed too) do superb justice to The Metamorphosis. Quick-quick if you don’t know: The story surrounds the grim life of Gregor Samsa, a hard-working young man, and his sister Grete and parents