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Sideshow (Backhand Theatre in association with C Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

A single man stands on an empty set in a pool of gloomy light. “Do you want to see human abnormalities?” he beckons. In this one-man-show, the audience is taken on a journey exploring the fascination of Sideshow freakery through the eyes of a jaded narrator. In a schizophrenic and always compelling performance, the narrator plays the part not only of the vulnerable Robert Ingham, who aspires to be part of the Sideshow, but also a host of other characters, including larger-than-life circus entrepreneur P. T. Barnham. And do we get to see the abnormal act that eventually allowed Ingham into the macabre world he was so fascinated by? That would be telling. Go and see.

C eca, 3-29 Aug (not 15), 3.20pm (4.20pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp297.
tw rating 4/5