ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Dance & Physical Theatre Reviews

Richard (Makoto Inoue Ind)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

If you’re looking for the creepiest mime artist in the country, this is a good place to start. ‘Richard’ certainly needs its 12+ rating; being of a more sensitive disposition I was left seriously affected by the opening, transfixed in my seat as a white-faced turbaned human puppet moved disturbingly in the gloom. The idea of a solo non-verbal retelling of Richard III is fascinating, and the best aspect of this show was the carefully orchestrated uncomfortable malevolence. However, beyond this, monotony took over as we watched the crippled king repeatedly limp across the stage. Moreover, the plot is near impossible to follow, even given the printed outline provided – one to avoid if you value understanding what’s going on.

Greenside, 5 – 13 Aug, 9.15pm (10.00pm), £5.00 – £7.00 fpp n/a.
tw rating 2/5