Midnight Movie
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Midnight Movie

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Rachel Bagshaw directs a new digital play which combines British Sign Language and Spoken English.

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Critic Reviews (8)

The Telegraph (UK)
December 4th, 2019

A dive into the internet that belly-flops on stage...Some of the writing shows real verve, even if it sounds like writing – “Illness is a scary hitchhiker, it’s making me drive where it wants”.'
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The London Evening Standard
December 6th, 2019

Uneven tone to play about illness and life online...While I enjoyed elements of the performances, I’m resistant to shows that deliberately withhold meaning from the audience.'
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The Guardian (UK)
December 4th, 2019

A striking look at online liberation...Saturating the senses with sound, light and sign language, this imaginative experience explores whether the web can free us from our ‘glitching’ bodies.'
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The Arts Desk
December 4th, 2019

New autobiographical play about night thoughts on bodies real and digital...There is something so touching about the pain that soaks through the show like night sweats drenching your T-shirt.'
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The Times (UK)
December 4th, 2019

Leigh’s text...is too diffuse, a stream of effortfully poetic verbiage that discourages emotional and intellectual engagement. A bold experiment in which the results prove less intriguing than the premise.'
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What's On Stage (UK)
December 6th, 2019

Rachel Bagshaw's production is a slick, spirited and tech-heavy 70 minutes... staging feels formless for just that moment too long though – dragging when it could be disorientingly delightful.'
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The Stage (UK)
December 4th, 2019

Ambitious but opaque...It grasps the insularity of a mind ill at ease, trapped in a corporeal or online prison, but it never provides a route in, even for those who want to understand.'
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Time Out London
December 5th, 2019

‘Midnight Movie’ is restless, imaginative and stylish, but its rambling structure can make frustrating viewing...it’s a bold, occasionally brilliant play...'
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