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Trash Cuisine (Belarus Free Theatre / Young Vic supported by LIFT and Pleasance)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2013

It is obvious that ‘Trash Cuisine’ is an excellent piece of physical theatre. Yet is it difficult to view it solely in this light. The choreography is stunning and well executed, if just occasionally confusing. But it is the context of political injustice from which Belarus Free Theatre emerged which writes itself large upon stage. And this is incredibly powerful. The mixture of light, almost comic, relief juxtaposing with the recollections of true and horrific accounts of intolerance and terrorism made me feel uncomfortable. But this is evidently the point, and in any case I could not take my eyes from the stage. The show has an emotional intensity and truth which one just cannot help but be affected by.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 3.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Samuel Evan Graydon