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Butt Kapinski (Kapinski Enterprises and The Pleasance)

By | Published on Saturday 12 August 2017

Butt Kapinski, PI, and speech-impaired alter-ego of Deanna Fleysher, is on a mission. He’s going to tell a noir story, a proper Chandleresque potboiler of dark nights and rain-slicked streets, and the audience is going to help. Stalking the stage with a glaring lamp mounted to her head, Fleysher weaves a genderflipped choose-your-own-adventure tale that is grotesque, obscenely tasteless, and an absolute riot. Fleysher is a virtuoso at the art of rolling with whatever her audience gives her, and the show feels as though it could unfold in any number of ways. One last thing: don’t think skulking at the back will spare you Kapinski’s spotlight. On this kind of night, nobody is safe.

Pleasance Dome, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]