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  • right left with heels

    THE X REPORT HOME Produced by STIGMAcollective, Lithuania / Poland / UK, 60min Voila! Europe Festival, London | November 13-22, 2020 Nick Awde | THE X REPORT I can see this absurdist double act presenting something of a Marmite choice for theatregoers. After all, a play starring the last pair of shoes worn by Magda…

  • Alice in Wonderland

    THE X REPORT HOME Produced by Asterions Hus, Denmark / UK, 45mins Voila! Europe Festival, London | November 9-22, 2020 Nick Awde | THE X REPORT Fearlessly billed as “a tribute to unreason, fantasy and anarchy”, Asterions Hus’ Alice in Wonderland is indeed fearless stuff that seamlessly fuses performer, props, set, costume – and the audience…

  • Sh*t Happens

    THE X REPORT HOME Produced by Patrycja Dynowska, Poland / UK, 15mins Voila! Europe Festival, London | November 10-20, 2020 Nick Awde | THE X REPORT Through the small Zoom window of my mobile, Patrycja Dynowska looks comfortable sitting on her loo. I sense it’s a safe space, surrounded by the books and other stuff…

  • We Missed You

    THE X REPORT HOME Produced by Julia Masli & Viggo Venn, Estonia / Norway / Russia / UK, 60mins Voila! Europe Festival, London | November 13-15, 2020 Nick Awde | THE X REPORT A handwritten sign pops up onscreen to the effect that the spirit of commedia dell’arte lies in players going into the public…

  • The Escape of Iris Dupont

    THE X REPORT HOME Simsalabim Productions, France, 55mins Voila! Europe Festival, London | November 9-22, 2020 Nick Awde | THE X REPORT The Escape of Iris Dupont – aka L’Evasion d’Iris Dupont – is a solo mask piece made as a direct artistic response to our Covid times. And although devised and performed within the specific…

  • Diary of an Expat: Reloaded

    THE X REPORT HOME Papersmokers, Austria/Italy/UK, 60mins Voila! Europe Festival, London | November 10-11, 2020 Nick Awde | THE X REPORT “I’m trying to become one of you – well, some of you…” And so begins Cecilia Gragnani’s gently ironic recounting of life as an Italian abroad – the ‘abroad’ in this case being the UK, where encounters…

  • State vs Natasha Banina

    THE X REPORT HOME Arlekin Players, presented by Cherry Orchard Festival, Russia/USA, 55mins Voila! Europe Festival, London | November 10-15, 2020 Nick Awde | THE X REPORT As if enacting a grim real-life script, failed and spewed out by a horrific children’s home system, feisty Natasha (Darya Denisova) enters Russia society with no direction or back-up…