Press Reviews for “Shut Down”
Dance in Devon, 19 March 2019
If ‘Shut Down’ says anything, it certainly says that change is needed, and it is needed by all of us, now.
Verbal Remedy, 9 March 2019
Shut Down does exactly what it intends to do: it holds a mirror to society and points out every toxic flaw it can find.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
TheatreFullStop, 30 November 2017
Shut Down takes us on a raw and emotional rollercoaster exploring the state of things as a man in 2017
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.
Bachtracks, 30 November 2017
Vincent makes her audience confront issues that are often uncomfortable but her treatise on contemporary masculinity, with all its memorable confusions and contradictions, is a strong and challenging work.