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  • ART OF ATTACHMENT: Centre for Innovation & Research in Childhood and Youth Reflection

    By Rachel Thomson

    CIRCY at Sussex, 21 October 2018

    There is no sentimentality in this piece, it does not ask us to judge or to pity – but allows us to witness the exhausting labours involved in experiencing, acting out and recovering from trauma. There are no quick fixes nor inevitable outcomes.

  • ART OF ATTACHMENT: It felt like a conversation

    By Isobel Todd

    The Psychologist, 22 October 2018

    it is clear from the outset that an alternative version of these stories is going to be told – one that is agonisingly visceral, and often beyond words...But this is also a piece about love as an enduring source of hope.

  • SHUT DOWN Film Installation: a piece of provocation

    By Louisa Streeting

    The Badger, 30 April 2018

  • SHUT DOWN LIVE: Exeunt

    By Rohanne Udall

    Exeunt, 7 December 2017

    In this way Shut Down seems to present simultaneously a manifesto, a rebellion, a cry for help, and a mapping of the many identities ‘a man’ could take on.

  • SHUT DOWN: A Younger Theatre

    By Natalie Russett

    A Younger Theatre, 1 December 2017

    Charlotte Vincent doesn’t disappoint, proposing a multitude of socially pressing ideas with a seamless blend of dance and theatre that is executed by a talented cast of performers.

  • SHUT DOWn: MANKIND

    By Rachel Elderkin

    Fjord Review, 7 December 2017

    Gradually, each member of this company reveals the impact of these stereotypes on their emotions, their sexuality or their interaction with others... Such moments are the essence of this work.

  • SHUT DOWN: Charlotte Vincent on BBC Woman’s Hour

    By BBC

    BBC, 27 November 2017

    Charlotte Vincent was a guest on BBC Woman's Hour Monday 27 November 2017 discussing VDT and SHUT DOWN, which opened at The Place 28 November 2017

  • SHUT DOWN Live: Mad About The Boys

    By Luke Jennings

    The Observer, 3 December 2017

    Shut Down has been painstakingly constructed through observation, improvisation and research. The piece isn’t an anti-male rant, but a witty and humane examination of conflicting forces. Vincent identifies, with forensic precision, the different ways in which men react to changing times.

  • SHUT DOWN Live: TheatreFullStop

    By Evan Parker

    TheatreFullStop, 30 November 2017

    Shut Down takes us on a raw and emotional rollercoaster exploring the state of things as a man in 2017

  • SHUT DOWN Live: DanceTabs

    By Josephine Leask

    DanceTabs, 30 November 2017

    Vincent has assembled a courageous cast of adult and young male performers who are not afraid to act out some of the serious dilemmas of being a man.

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