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Major (Oriel Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

An absurdist take on Nikolai Gogol’s ‘The Nose’, ‘Major’ is an amusing and entertaining foray into Tsarist Russia. In a bizarre tale which involves an shaving accident, a lost appendage and a trawl through the bureacracy of the state, audiences are guided through the madness by a pair of rhyming narrators and a catalogue of sorry characters. Convincing and with expert comic timing, the performers were strong both individually and as a cohsive collective though some poor diction in places meant that some lines were lost. Visually impressive and making use of some innovative set, props and puppetry, Major is a strong and confident piece well worth making an effort to see.

Space Cabaret @ 54, until 10 Aug, 2.05pm.
tw rating 4/5  | [Christie Rolley]