Isolation and humanity’s dark side: ‘Shining’

By Pablo Laguna who played Delbert Grady in Bath Spa Productions/David Glass Ensemble performance of ‘Shining’

 

On the afternoon of the 17th March we were told that the six remaining performances of Shining were cancelled. This decision was taken as a measure to combat COVID-19. After eight performances distributed across four days, this collaborative project presented by Bath Spa Productions and the David Glass Ensemble came to an end. Shining was our own revision and tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s film, based on Stephen King’s novel. Now, I can’t help but find irony in the fact that a piece which depicts the dangers of isolation was cancelled due to the population needing to go into lockdown. I guess there is life in theatre as much as there is theatre in life. Continue reading “Isolation and humanity’s dark side: ‘Shining’”

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Treatment for a Covid-19 story

By Simon Gleave

 

As I write, Korina is pacing back and forth in the apartment unfolding and refolding clothes, unpacking then organising then dusting then repacking corners, moving chairs to make space then cleaning her hands and telling me to clean my hands and then cleaning her hands again. She is still in her dressing gown.

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