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Dominique Salerno: The Box Show (Alchemation)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

The creative ideas for these sketches are certainly out of the box. While some skits are successful, others do fall short. This was partly due to the skits being too long, only eliciting a small chuckle, or having too many characters to keep track of. At times, I found myself wishing for the show to move on more quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed certain segments of the show, particularly those that delved into darker themes, prioritised the storytelling aspect, or when it tied back to a previous skit. Dominique Salerno’s performance is incredible, as she seamlessly transitions between characters and costumes in the limited space whilst showcasing her singing and acting abilities. Smart concepts, fantastic performance, and a sprinkle of humour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose]