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Chores (Cluster Arts Pty Ltd)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Two little boys are told to tidy their room. And, eventually, they do. That’s your plot, right there, in full. The ‘boys’ in question are in fact a pair of tall bearded Australians in dungarees who spend a manic, amusing and at times impressive hour of slapstick, clowning, physical theatre, acrobatics and juggling whilst spraying water and toilet roll with abandon. The audience are variously involved in the foolishness, and children get into shouting out as the boys hide from each other in the crowd, or make an obvious mess of their tidying efforts. The performers successfully channel their own inner little boys to make this an endearing, enjoyable and funny show for reluctant chores-doers of all ages.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]