Mary Brennan

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Reviews (4)
Black Beauty
Midtown W
Herald Scotland

for a previous production "The creative team not only leap every hurdle with ticklish wit, they saddle up a whole stable of inventive flourishes that make everyday objects...There’s a strand of profoundly affecting pathos in the plight of these close-knit brothers...If the trappings – design details, brilliant funny business – are a delight, it’s the cleverly-nuanced emotional heart of the piece that takes 'Black Beauty' cantering an extra, impressive mile." Full Review

Water on Mars
Midtown W
Herald Scotland

for a previous production "It’s not just the interventions by cheekily poaching hands, niftily disrupting and re-ordering the orbital flow of things, that dazzles and delights. It’s also the trio’s appetite for dicing with improbability...This gleeful 'what if?' derring-do turns the stage into a big lads’ den, awash with the fall-out of props that got away in the pursuit of new gambits. At the heart of this seeming chaos, however, there is beauty, elegance and control–all at the fingertips of six very talented hands." Full Review

Chotto Desh
Midtown W
Herald Scotland

for a previous production "An autobiographical memoir fashioned out of choreographer Akram Khan’s own childhood with an honesty that is unvarnished, affecting and thoroughly engaging...The whole piece is imaginatively designed and staged, Khan’s movement vocabulary, with its bravura Kathak spins and springing footwork is thrillingly realized by Alamanos to beguiling music by Jocelyn Pook. A delight for adults and children alike." Full Review

Butterfly
Midtown E
Herald Scotland

for a previous production "An exquisite, harrowing piece of visual theatre...No words are ever spoken aloud in 'Butterfly.' Instead the nuanced body language, the use of mime and puppets, make feelings and intentions absorbingly clear while the recurring imagery builds into a harsh visual metaphor of how both men stamp possessive ownership on an easily crushed woman....The cast brings more than physical finesse to every detail of the movement--they show a compelling emotional integrity." Full Review