Reviews

“an alarming theatrical demonstration of the violence words can possess” Leopard Murders

“A quiet, mesmerising piece with a subtle beauty in what we see, feel and hear.”
ONE

“brilliant experience and the perfect opportunity to start to explore what matters to you in life, to consider where your boundaries are and why they are there”
PARTY

“a fascinating exercise in how we communicate.”
Blind Cinema

"completely brilliant and utterly memorable"
Grand Applause

"a fascinating piece of work from a company that has a real awareness of performance art"
A work of ART

"dark and dangerous thriller that will follow you home from the theatre and sneak under your bed when you’re not looking"
Castle Rock

"A fascinating piece, strangely mesmerising and challenging."
Sprachspiel

"Without any doubt, this is the crowning masterpiece of the 2017 Flare Festival."
Moore Bacon!

"crazier than a bag of spanners"
Charlie and the Bukowskies

 
Click on one of the links below to view pdfs of the Flare Daily, including reviews of all the performances, published daily in hard copy during the festival. Thanks to all our writers and photographers, to Louisa Claughton for producing the paper and to Andrew Haydon for editing it.

 
Flare Daily - Tuesday 4 July
 
Flare Daily - Wednesday 5 July
 
Flare Daily - Thursday 6 July
 
Flare Daily - Friday 7 July

 
Flare Daily - Saturday 8 July
 
Flare Daily - Sunday 9 July
 
 
Below are links to additional reviews and articles:

ONE/Leopard Murders

Review: ONE and Leopard Murders at Flare Festival, Manchester


“an alarming theatrical demonstration of the violence words can possess” Leopard Murders
 

FLARE: HOME Double Bill


“A quiet, mesmerising piece with a subtle beauty in what we see, feel and hear.” - ONE
“Powerfully staged with clever use of spoken word, sound and lighting to disorientate” - Leopard Murders
 
Opening Night
Flare17 Launch & Double Bill
“Verbelen engages the audience beautifully as she builds layer upon layer in this simple yet effective piece, proving both visually and audibly that movement is both constant and all consuming” - ONE
“Thought-provoking and engaging” - Leopard Murders
 
The GM Reviewer
Leopard Murders
"This is pretty powerful theatre" - Leopard Murders
"Timo’s performance is powerful, openly discussing the kind of things that most people wouldn’t dare want to reveal about themselves."
 
Blind Cinema/PARTY

FLARE17: Blindfolded


“brilliant experience and the perfect opportunity to start to explore what matters to you in life, to consider where your boundaries are and why they are there” - PARTY
“Blind Cinema is a fascinating exercise in how we communicate.”
 
Grand Applause

FLARE17: Grand Applause


"completely brilliant and utterly memorable"
 
Future Flares (Civilization and A work of ART) http://quietmandave.co.uk/2017/07/flare17-future-flares-1/
"a fascinating piece of work from a company that has a real awareness of performance art" - A work of ART

 
Castle Rock
"dark and dangerous thriller that will follow you home from the theatre and sneak under your bed when you’re not looking"
 
Baardeman
Circles and Stalls https://circlesandstalls.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/baardeman/

 
Sprachspiel

FLARE17: Sprachspiel


"A fascinating piece, strangely mesmerising and challenging."

 
Moore Bacon!
"Without any doubt, this is the crowning masterpiece of the 2017 Flare Festival."
 
Charlie and the Bukowskies
"An upbeat and entertaining end to a fantastic festival of new international theatre."