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Sodom (The Movement)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

An updated retelling of the Earl of Rochester’s notorious play, ‘Sodom’ is debauched, decadent and downright dirty. Not for those easily offended, this overtly sexual production cleverly sets the ‘action’ in a modern, media-frenzied world (sound familiar?) in which the King decrees compulsory sodomy. Hence the women of the land become increasingly frustrated; none more so than the neurotic Queen who, majestically performed by Caitlin Doherty, truly steals the show. Indeed, Rochester’s words are reinvigorated by the fantastic cast who give an almighty performance. Visual aids accompany the action on stage, providing hilarious news clips (the dildo-microphone – genius) yet also, in the play’s climax, astutely juxtapose the play with the world in which we live. Unmissable!

Zoo, 14 – 29 Aug, 11.15pm (12.15am), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp300.
tw rating 5/5