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Tomboy Blues: The Theory Of Disappointment (Mars.tarrab)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Disappointment may be a part of life but ‘Tomboy Blues’ is far from it. Performed by the writers, this contemporary theatrical piece presents experiences of hope and disappointment in life and love. This thought-provoking presentation moves seamlessly through scenes of interpretative dance, dialogue and storytelling. Costumes and props are used successfully to dramatise the emotional ups and downs of relationships while searching for personal identity, and the cast’s performances are particularly powerful. The direction pays great attention to detail, but at times the art can cloud the message. Despite this, it is the wonderfully flowing speeches and moving confessions that communicate real feelings of self discovery. A passionate performance of real, honest writing.

Zoo Southside, 14 – 28 Aug, 6.30pm (7.30pm), £5.00 – £8.00, fpp305.
tw rating 4/5