The Guardian 14 October 2022

What’s not to like? You’ve got Ramesh Meyyappan, the beguiling physical theatre performer who, in shows such as Off-Kilter, has displayed a winning combination of charm and precision. You’ve got Emmanuelle Laborit, actor and director of the International Visual theatre in Paris. And you’ve got the two of them coming together in a Brexit-defying cross-border collaboration.

Throw in pianist Ross Whyte and director Andy Arnold, who is frequently at his imaginative best in devised productions of this nature, and the potential is there for a wordless show that takes inspiration from classic French cinema of the 1940s – in particular, Marcel Carné’s Les Enfants du Paradis. [READ MORE]

By Mark Fisher

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (both Mark Fisher Ltd).