Antonym Theatre were one of my favourite companies the first year I came to Fringe, and I remain forever gutted that I had to miss them last year because of scheduling conflicts. This year, however, fortune once again smiled on me, and allowed me to see another show by this creative and talented company.
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Yet another Shakespearean outing, and another creative interpretation of a classic work by the bard. I do love a good reimagining of a Shakespeare play, as long as it stays true to this source material. Luckily this production manages to both respect and honour the original play, whilst having an immense amount of fun with it.
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My initial vocalisation of my thoughts on this performance immediately afterward was “Bizarre but Brilliant”. I’ve had a few days since then to mull things over but I think it remains the most concise and accurate way I can describe this show.
(SPOILERS MAY BE FOUND AHEAD)
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There’s ways of doing a Greek Tragedy. If you have to compress a Greek Tragedy into an hour, there are ways to compress it. There are ways to do Greek Tragedy as physical theatre. Unfortunately, this company doesn’t seem to know them.
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Bacchae’ by Flying Pig Theatre Company.”
This was something rather different to anything I’d seen before. Part play, part singalong, part educational lecture. Somehow, these three things, for the large part, work together.
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I was unfamiliar with these pieces of drama by James Saunders, though my friend was very much so and thus dragged me along to this particular production with much eagerness
I am grateful to him for it.
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Magical. That really is the only way to describe this production. Magical. Whatever age you might be, this play plunges you into a beautiful, captivating world of paper, shadows, music, and light. Oh, and also it does it with puppets.
Because, everybody loves puppets!
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The day of our second preview, the last day where we’re kind of sort of allowed to cock things up before the official opening night. Luckily, we didn’t. Not as far as I remember anyway.
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You had me at “sinister American cult leader” and “dating show”. Everything about this show set itself up to be unique, enjoyable, and chuckle-worthy piece of theatre. And it is. The platform is familiar; office-based comedy where the humour comes from conflicting personalities of the beleaguered employees. That’s only the platform, from there the production takes the already ridiculous world of reality TV and pushes it to it’s logical extreme with cast of lovable and hateable characters either rolling with the madness or being comically bewildered by the whole thing.
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Of the nine shows I’ve seen at this Fringe (at the time of writing), one third have had ‘Shakespeare’ in the title. What can I say, I’m a English Lit graduate with a fondness for theatre, it’d be weird if I didn’t like Shakespeare. This time, however, was slightly different. Instead of another show featuring interpretations of Shakespeare’s work, here we have a show that explores a slightly liberal interpretation of the bard’s own personal life and loves. An ambitious project, and one easy to get wrong, but, for the most part, I think this show gets it right.
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