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Sans Mots (Matteo Cionini)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Without words – and that isn’t all that’s missing. The mime is lifeless, story-lines wildly perplexing and interaction with the audience is terribly awkward: an irritating narration leaves spectators bewildered throughout as the sole performer attempts a portrayal of insanity. A peculiar set provides the basis for a perplexing series of stories, whilst the soloist’s effort to transform his audience into aeroplanes is met with dismay; the only saving grace is the jolly soundtrack which mercifully accompanies the show. The fact that the performer felt the need to prompt his applause through miming gesture says it all, when really not even words could save this show from its crash-landing.

C aquila, 4 – 29 Aug, 1.25pm (2.25pm), £4.50 – £9.50, fpp175.
tw rating 1/5