ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Le Cochon Entier (Waste Of Paint Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

A startling and extremely effective piece of physical theatre sets the tone for this extraordinarily accomplished performance from Waste of Paint Productions. ‘Le Cochon Entier’ creates a world of abrasive violence with a masterful combination of live on stage music and puppetry. It fails to deliver on the plot, however, as at times the show moves in large blockish sections that fail to entertain or engage – but this is to be expected from a work in progress. It has all the raw edginess of the startlingly new, and the ending is utterly fulfilling as a single smile convincingly confers and finally settles the ambiguous tone of the entire piece. An enviably talented young troupe who will no doubt go far.

Zoo Roxy, 5 – 20 Aug, 8.00pm (8.50pm), £7.50, fpp274.
tw rating 4/5