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Devil In The Detail (MetaMorpho)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

How can you tell a complex, funny and weird story without words? Mime, of course! In a splendidly eerie and Balkan-esque play, all actors wear grotesque cartoonish masks and wigs. A mother and daughter rent out one room to two people – who don’t know of each other. Yet. The scene is set with the first line of the first song: “My baby came down from Romania, she was the queen of Transylvania.” Gypsy music and clumsy body movement, light gestures and meaningful shoulder shrugs – the adorable, intentionally tasteless setting of the stage guides us through this mimetic theatre of gangsters, money and rattlesnakes. This is one show that proves the devil really is in the assiduously assembled details.

Zoo Roxy, 7 – 29 Aug (not 10, 17), 6pm (7.20pm), £12 – £10, fpp255.
tw rating 4/5