Monthly Archives: February 2020

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: Luzia- A Waking Dream of Mexico

Image © Matt Beard Review by Elizabeth Mistry It was thanks to British author Katie Hickman that I first fell in love with a Mexican circus. Hickman’s ‘A Trip to the Light Fantastic’ is a beautifully observed homage to the skill (blood, sweat and, frequently, tears) of the artistes who formed Circo Bell’s, a traditional touring circus named in honour of …

Faces In the Crowd, Gate Theatre, London

Review by Elizabeth Mistry After reading Faces in the Crowd by the Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli (in the superb English translation by Christina MacSweeney) I had to go and sit very quietly for a while. I couldn’t imagine talking to anyone immediately afterwards because this slim but devastating volume demands so much of the reader. It is the sort of …