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On The Line – Media (News Thought / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Assuming the format of a television news talk show, this production sets out to explore the question of media responsibility. Taking the fictional ‘World of News’ article ‘Immigration Invasion’ as its starting point, the show subjects us to a pretty rigorous examination of prejudice in our society; tackling classism, sexism, racism; not even the humble nose-ring escapes attack. The piece is very well researched, the argument well laid out, and the performance tackled with relish. With so many topics and so many perspectives presented, however, the ideas do get cluttered at times, and it is difficult to assess exactly what point is being made when, but overall this is a clever and relevant satirical comedy.

La Tasca, until 24 Aug (not 8, 20), 2.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]