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Sword And I (Bruce Fauveau / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

The limber Bruce Fauveau demonstrates skill in mime and impersonation to enthrall us with his tale about a man who finds a magical sword which leads him down a dark and troublesome road. This is a cheeky, amusing and sometimes tragic performance by the French-born Fauveau. Between the segments of the sword story are sketches which play on social stereotypes, with one piece on accents that’s a bit cringe-worthy. At some points these interludes seem a little clumsy – more a means to exhibit theatrical skills than a well thought-out narrative. However, Fauveau’s abilities, both physical and vocal, are undeniable, and anyone searching for an up-and-coming performance artist should give this show a go.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 Aug (not 14), 12.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jasmine Faller]