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Art Heist (Poltergeist / Untapped by Underbelly and New Diorama Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

Wacky, weird and wonderful is the easiest way to describe this show. Set out like a gaming experience, we see the characters given their scenarios and then making decisions, as three thieves attempt to rob a gallery on the same night. A narrator sits at a desk, seemingly controlling the lighting, sound and events that follow, and inviting audience members to participate. With such a creative use of technical elements, including live camera feeds, this play showcases some brilliant originality, and makes you question what art really is. However, while both funny and moving at times, ‘Art Heist’ left me wishing for a slightly more profound or emotional connection to the tale, which was attempted in the script but never quite hit home.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Izzy Cutler]