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Dream Pill (Clean Break)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Two young girls prance around, playing and winning hearts, but it can only stay joyful for so long. The girls are of course revealed to be sex slaves, but talk about it with continued crushing innocence and childishness, delivering lines like, “If you pretend to enjoy it, it ends faster,” which makes the room turn cold. The girls repeatedly reach out to the audience, literally grabbing the air, touching them, conversing. “What do you say?” they ask at one point, of course to be greeted by shameful silence. Remember that this is a work of brutal non-fiction – it feels inappropriate to aesthetically critique this work. All that can be said is that it’s wholly worthwhile.

Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15), 4.05pm (4.35pm), £6.00 – £9.00, fpp257.
tw rating 4/5