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Kalagora (Siddhartha Bose)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

From Mumbai to New York then London, this show tells the story of Kalagora’s escape from family and responsibility towards unfettered freedom. A surreal one man show – with elements of spoken word, Bollywood music, and video clips – Siddhartha uses words and images to construct an imagined reality. He isn’t as effective as other one man performers in pulling off multiple characters, but his use of baroque language is like a mash-up of Allen Ginsberg and Salvador Dali. You’ll leave confused, yet with an understanding that this character has gone through an incredible journey. If you have an interest in any of these cities it’s worth experiencing; just be ready to sit down and focus on listening.

Zoo Roxy, 5 – 29 Aug (not 15, 22), 5.25pm (6.15pm) £6.00 – £7.50, fpp273.
tw rating 4/5