Last week was a rather extraordinary and rich week of theatremaking and spaceholding. It started with a joyful evening of fun cabaret created by West End Frenchies and managed by our alum Mountview MA producer Mathilde Moulin. A small posy of us producers and friends were there for a fun set by Francesca Fenech and friend entitled Guilty Pleasures and then a host of mainly very good open mic performers – offering us songs in French and English. My first time at the cabaret and at Toulouse Lautrec Brasseries where we were made so welcome.
The next day was Casa Latin American Theatre Festival and a performance of Osma, a naked theatre performance piece adapted from the short stories of renowned Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst. Surtitles in English, visceral and completely embodied performance in Portugese, and a chance to learn more about this sensual, sexual, surreal writer who was (and still is) ahead of her time.