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Benjamin Alborough: Absolute Monopoly (Weak Knees Ltd)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2023

This show is chaotic and messy but I would not have it any other way. The unique premise is simple: a game of Monopoly is played, the twist being that it’s the most hectic fun game you will experience. There are so many surprises, and similarly to the board game, no two games are the same. Benjamin Alborough has crafted an incredible show, overseeing and encouraging phenomenal audience participation, and drawing everyone in: this the only show where I’ve ever wanted to become involved. The results are compelling viewing and the crowd is in hysterics throughout. I honestly forgot I was reviewing and just got swept up in the riveting game. I’m pretty sure it left every audience member wanting to play again.

Assembly George Square, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Melrose]