Mr Potsunen comes to London

Mr PotsunenIt’s always a problem deciding what to do about events that are only on for a very short time. Do I go, and then tell you about it afterwards, adding smugly that it’s too late for you to see it? Or do I tell you about it in advance, when I can’t actually tell you what it’s like, so you have to take a leap in the (semi) dark?  Well. with Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life, I’ve opted for the advance option. Continue reading

Siro-A : Bizarre Comical Techno Fun

Siro-AContinuing the theatrical theme of my last post, if you’re still looking for a Christmas show with a Japanese twist, I can thoroughly recommend Siro-A at the Leicester Square Theatre. It’s usually billed as ‘Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group’, which isn’t a lot of help if you don’t know much about the Blue Man Group. So here’s a guide to what you can expect from Siro-A’s ‘technodelic’ show. Continue reading

Japan’s technodelic illusionists hit London

Siro-A

They played the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, where they were awarded Melvyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe award; they toured Germany, Denmark and Austria in 2012 where they went down a storm; now it’s London’s turn to be alternately puzzled and dazzled by the ‘technodelic’ mix of live action, video, sound, comedy and strangeness that is Siro-A. Continue reading