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Repertory Theatre (The Elephant And The Mouse, Israel)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

‘Repertory Theatre’ is a cleverly constructed, precisely produced two man show: at times witty, at times farcical and at times slightly tragic, and our two man cast turn in remarkably exact performances – with even the tiniest gesture given retrospective meaning by the show’s unexpected twist. Darkly comic, the script delights in both its absurdities and devious word plays and the over the top direction meshes with the subject matter remarkably well. It feels a little churlish, therefore, to criticise the lack of a character arc, but this flaw robs the show of the final punch needed to make it truly brilliant. Worth seeing for the twist alone, this show will leave you amused and impressed, if a little bit unfulfilled.

C, until 26 Aug, 5.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]