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Beep Boop (Crowded Outlet / Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

An amazing physical comedy exploring technology’s centrality to modern life, in which Richard Saudek wholly embodies the role of a neanderthalish Mr Bean, whose obsession with technology causes violent withdrawal the moment he tries to divorce himself from it. Although billed as a one-man show, the true brilliance comes from the double act between Saudek and his onstage digital Foley artist (Nora Kaye). The concept of putting technology almost literally centre-stage is very intriguing, and it posits important questions: how important is technology and what would the show be without it? The curious contradiction between subject and form only serves to deepen the questions the play asks. A delight for anyone who appreciates physical comedy and sheer stagecraft.

Assembly George Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Will Norris]