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Witzelsucht And Moria (GC Morgan)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Morgan opens his solo show by miming playing the viola while dribbling some kind of black goo down himself. It’s not entirely clear why. He’s playing the part of a psychiatrist, recreating the speech he gave at a conference in 1987, detailing the story of his life and the two patients that defined his career. He describes it in the Fringe Programme as “absurdist”. Perhaps he thinks this means “worthless nonsense”, as his story seems like barely coherent drivel. At times I wondered if it was all an elaborate prank on the audience, particularly when he complains of an ex-patient who constantly told “long, boring, rambling stories”. It’s a truly bizarre piece, and definitely not in a good way.

Zoo Roxy, 5 – 29 Aug (not 15), 9.30pm (10.30pm), £7.00 – £10.00, fpp311.
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