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Mammoth (Kuopio City Theatre coordinated by Ace-Production)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Staying true to the Finnish form of truly bizarre art, Leea Klemola’s ‘Mammoth’ succeeds in both entertaining and bewildering. As technology and mankind’s domestication is choking her, a woman tries to find her roots in modern times. Supporting characters, such as the dull, gadget-obsessed husband, the grandmother playing the son, and the trusty dog, bring this story to life with both realistic and unrealistic scenes. Whilst this play does come with an earnest message it doesn’t lack for humour, and ends with the perverted sort of twist only someone Nordic could come up with. I’d love to highlight each member of this stellar cast but unfortunately I’m restricted to 120 words. Instead I implore you: please go and see this play.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug (not 12), 2.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Samantha Strachan]