ED2011 1/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

I, The Dictator (Wiczy Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

There are many excellent ways to begin a Fringe performance, but standing at the front of the stage in one’s underpants is seldom one of them. In this tediously long hour, Krystian Wieczynski ham-fistedly attempts to explore the similarities between Charlie Chaplin and Hitler, against the backdrop of the film ‘The Great Dictator’. Wieczynski’s strong accent makes the bizarre show even harder to follow, and his attempts to speak and move ostensibly hypnotically come across as merely irritating. Punctuated with abominable tap-dancing and worryingly incremental stages of nudity, this faux-arthouse performance manages to baffle and bore in equal measure. A waste of time, money and a perfectly good venue; any free tickets you receive should be considered overpriced.

New Town Theatre, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15), 2.00pm (3.00pm), £8.00 – £12.00, fpp272.
tw rating 1/5