ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Anton’s Uncles (Theatre Movement Bazaar)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Dance and physical theatre are fused in this adaptation of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’. Combining text from the original play with new writing, the story is updated to modern times and altered to suit the all-male cast. The high-energy physical theatre is executed brilliantly and the cast are exceptionally slick. It keeps the play moving at a quick pace, too, but does at times seem a little forced. Frequently the physicality feels as if it has been included just for the sake of including it, as opposed to furthering the story in any meaningful way. This leads to a certain loss of coherence, so those who are unfamiliar with the original play may find it very difficult to follow.

Bedlam Theatre, 5 – 27 Aug, 2.00pm (3.05pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp238.
tw rating 3/5