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Gutter Junky (Assembly and Salida Productions)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

“It’s ideas that turn these things and they can be unstoppable.” This is the profound message of the moving ‘Gutter Junky’. The story involves a British writer visiting the South American region to carry out research for his upcoming book. Little does he know that civil war is about to break out, making his experience more dangerous than he ever imagined, and his book more deadly than he ever dreamed. Laden with political significance, the play becomes reminiscent of an illegal and brutal invasion of a weak country in the name of democracy. The performance does appear overly dramatic at times, especially in the super slow-mo effect of the scene changes, but overall, this is thought-provoking and wonderfully enacted.

Assembly Hall, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15), £8.00 – £9.00, 3.00pm (4.00pm), fpp267.
tw rating 4/5