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Francesca Peschier chats to a horde of theatremakers/dungeon-masters/rampaging orcs to ask what theatre can learn from D&D.
A life contained within four walls: Francesca Peschier writes on Wardrobe Ensemble’s poignant devised narrative of homecoming.
A bumpy ride: Francesca Peschier writes on Katie Greenall’s tense show about her journey to body acceptance.
Francesca Peschier writes on the shows bringing ecstatic moments and authentic queer people of colour’s experiences to the Edinburgh fringe.
What word best describes you? Here’s Francesca Peschier’s interactive response to a one woman show about identity and loneliness.
“Love and tinsel town sleaze”: Francesca Peschier writes a country and western song in response to this solo show about music and fatherhood.
Francesca Peschier has a conversation over voice notes with one of her very patient friends about technology, form, and what a very clever play about the Luddite rebellion can teach us about breaking the frame.
“It’s a space built from light and mirrors and impossibilities”: Francesca Peschier takes you on a trip to Prague’s mind-blowing festival of scenography from around the world.
Brutalist brilliance: Francesca Peschier reviews Chris Bush and Richard Hawley’s sweeping musical ode to Sheffield’s Park Hill housing estate.
“So how do we talk about the flying body, this body in space?”: Francesca Peschier interviews two female circus artists about objectification, challenging beauty norms, and soaring through the air.
“Bats! Gay bats! Bats in a freaking tunnel!” – Francesca Peschier heads underground in search of the campest, eeriest, and most shiver-inducing shows at Vault Festival.
‘a beautiful messy dance of instructions, rule breaking and expectations’: Francesca Peschier writes on the stage directions in Outbox theatre’s gloriously queer show, devised from the experiences of its non-binary, trans and queer performers.
Francesca Peschier dives into Vault Festival to find shows that explore girlhood, “like cutting through life with blunted scissors”.
Diamonds in a rhinestone world: Francesca Peschier writes on Dolly Parton’s musical theatre extravaganza.