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Dollhouse (Bill Coleman and Gordon Monahan)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Walking out onto an object-heavy stage at the beginning of this performance, Bill Coleman could just be any man in a suit. It’s not until the room quiets and you begin to hear the cracking from under his clothes that you realise there is a lot more going on than meets the eye. From this point on we get to bask in his endurance, as everything around him falls apart. Joined on stage by composer Gordon Monahan, Coleman spends the 50 minutes being engulfed by the destruction of everything around him. Both visually and audibly appealing, the piece is accompanied by its own unique score. ‘dollhouse’ is a compelling show that fills the senses but occasionally allows the mind to wander.

Dance Base, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]