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Dusty Horne’s Sound And Fury (Honourable East End Company)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Dusty Horne Ed2016

Credit where it’s due, the finale was actually pretty entertaining: we all joined in, live dubbing the sound effects to a scene from Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’. But the journey to get to there was less effective. The show takes the form of a sometimes interactive demonstration of foley artistry (movie sound effects), led by “legendary” artiste and diva Dusty Horne. There are some early laughs from the over-the-top performance and intentionally awkward flirting with an audience member, but the misjudged plot running through the show – Dusty’s heartbreak over the end of her relationship with Jack Foley – is melodramatic, sucking the energy out of the room every time the actress moves from the comedy to the ‘serious’ plot.

Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Andy Leask]