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Artaud – A Trilogy (The Lincoln Company)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

A performance immediately attacking every sense it can reach; ironic, since it makes little sense. Inspired by the French playwright, perhaps it makes a profound statement about sex, sacrifice or the Catholic Church, but no doubt you’ll be too distracted to notice. ¬†Occasionally dragging in its surrealism, it is saved by strong, well-executed physical theatre. Clever moves and hypnotic projections combine for visual impact (if it is indeed the performers you are looking at and not the fellow audience members you are awkwardly forced to face). It’s undeniably a brave and unashamed performance, requiring an equally brave and unashamed spectator. The ending leaves you picking up your wits as well as your shoes.

C nova, until 26 Aug, 6.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Amber-Page Moss]