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Camp Be Yourself (Box Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

Emily and Betsy welcome you to Camp Be Yourself, your perfect wholesome American summer camp, or so it appears until about thirty seconds in when Betsy starts snorting her Adderall. She and Emily were campers themselves not so long ago, and they haven’t taken to adulthood particularly well. This odd, unique piece of theatre is a charming jumble of ideas – hilarious at times, near-incomprehensible at others. The performers have great chemistry and do a good job of conveying the relatable concept of a childhood friendship that has gone irreparably sour, even amidst some absolute chaos. Lastly, and this may sound weirdly specific, but if you’re as averse to tomato ketchup as I am, sit towards the back. Just… trust me.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]