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Press Quotes & Audience Feedback
If the essence of theatre is an
invitation to imagine that we are
someone else and for a moment
to see the world through their
eyes, then this is truly theatre at its
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing - Tom Morris, Bristol Old Vic
A dazzling feat of storytelling. Rich with mysterious atmospherics and dark, punky humour, The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth is a daring, dexterous and thoroughly entertaining piece of storytelling.
The Paper Cinema's Macbeth - Broadway Baby
Thoughtful, generous, brave and unspeakably brilliant.
Race Cards - Maddy Costa
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is one of the most powerful and beautiful pieces I’ve seen in a long time.
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing - Mike Tweddle, Tobacco Factory
An epic piece of silent cinema and a completely new and exciting way to experience Shakespeare.
The Paper Cinema's Macbeth - The Wee Review
The work isn’t about answering questions; it’s about igniting an internal discussion in each of us that allows for the possibility of self-awareness, analysis and reflection.
Race Cards - Harold Offeh, This is Tomorrow (Fierce Festival)
Exquisitely simple and
moving. This is a cunningly
constructed and heartfelt
piece that acknowledges
the complexities of what
is happening in Syria.
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Beautiful pen and ink illustrations evoke the Bard’s cast of characters and the stormy landscapes of the play.
The Paper Cinema's Macbeth - Evening Standard
For Race Cards, Selina Thompson devotes 12 hours to writing questions around race on postcards and sticking them on the wall. As with many of the shows at the festival, it involves an exchange: you read the questions and are invited to supply your own answers ... From the writing on the walls, you can see how a conversation has started.
Race Cards - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
An ingenious and brilliantly-crafted production [that] realises Shakespeare's bloody tragedy through beautiful, hand-drawn cut-outs projected onto the big screen. Highly recommended.
Heads Up Festival’s 12th season will take place from March 27-30 at various venues, including Hull Minster, Hull Central Library and Kardomah94, This season's artistic programme includes The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth…