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Kubrick3 (PIT)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

‘Kubrick3’ is the inventive and humorous story of pathological liar, Alan Conway, who uses the myth and mystery surrounding the acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick to create a false existence, adopting the auteur’s identity, and building a grand life for himself through this deception. It’s brilliantly staged; the clever splicing of Kubrick into 4 actors who move on stage in a collective swarm, creates a fantastic sense of the different elements of Conway’s own personality and self-importance. Admittedly, the play is exceedingly slow to get off the ground, but once in full swing, its darkly comic elements are genuinely funny, and in the play’s last moments a projection of the infamous Alan Conway interview serves as a poignant reminder that this dramatisation is firmly grounded in Conway’s reality, or rather in his delusion.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 (not 13), 7.10 pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]