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Hijinx Unity Festival 2015 | Full Coverage

Welcome to Wales Arts Review’s coverage of Hijinx Unity Festival 2015, the five days of performances showcasing some of the best inclusive and disability arts from around the world. For the rest of the week, you can visit this page for all the latest reviews, comments and interviews from our team of top writers coming live from the festival. Performers from Mozambique, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and across the UK will perform in Cardiff’s vibrant City Centre and at the prestigious Wales Millennium Centre from July 1-5th.

Saturday July 4th

Review | Othniel Smith on Extensions

Othniel Smith discusses the main event of the the Hijinx Unity Festival 2015, a thought-provoking visual arts performance entitled Extension.

Friday July 3rd

Review | Glenys Evans on Zwaluzwang / A Swallow Song

Glenys Evans casts a critical eye over a performance from Theater Stap of Zwaluwzang / A Swallow Song at the Hijinx Unity Festival. 

Review | Tom Wentworth on Borderlines

Tom Wentworth shares his opinion on a haunting production, Borderlines, staged at the Hijinx Unity Festival in Cardiff. 

Thursday July 2nd

Interview | In conversation with Beneath the Streets director Matthew Blake

In this interview with Phil Morris, Matthew Blake discusses the unique challenges and huge rewards of developing immersive, inclusive theatre.

Wednesday July 1st

Review | Phil Morris on Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found

Phil Morris casts a critical eye over a production of Matthew Blake’s Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found at the Hijinx Unity Festival. 

Interview | In conversation with festival director Ben Pettitt-Wade

Our Managing Editor Phil Morris discusses the Hijinx Unity Festival with the festival’s Artistic Director Ben Pettitt-Wade.

Tuesday June 30th

Vlog | Journey to Unity: the Matthew Mullins Vlog

Follow Jacqui Onions as she documents actor and Hijinx Academy student Matthew Mullins’ preparations for Hijinx Unity Festival.

Preview | A Quick Look at Unity by Hijinx Theatre’s Jacqui Onions

Hijinx Theatre’s Jacqui Onions gives us an introduction to this year’s exciting Hijinx Unity Festival featuring multiple international productions. 


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