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Bepo & Co (UnWish Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

“Humanity’s the greatest show of all,” says one of the six circus performers who make up Bepo & Co. And they should know – having spent the last century travelling the world and witnessing the painful history of each country, the un-aging clowns now each look back at their worst memories. This bipolar show veers between manic hyperactivity and introspective melancholy a little too often, and can seem unfocused. That said, despite the somewhat overbearing monologues, there is always plenty of energetic movement to liven up the atmosphere. The cast are all adept and the production glides along fairly seamlessly. Overall, this is a unique and energetic interpretation of the old theme, the tears of a clown.

C, 4 – 29 Aug (not 16), 5.00pm (5.50pm), £4.50 – £9.50, fpp242.
tw rating 3/5