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Open Wide Tour (Open Wide Collective / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Open Wide Tour takes a provocative, challenging approach to homophobia and taboo. The show is experimental and leaves the audience bewildered in places, but there are nice moments of self-awareness which keeps the piece grounded. The show is shocking at times for its raw, blunt style but the experimental nature means the gist of the scene is not always clear or easy to grasp, and it’s this confusion that lets the performance down a little, and means the message loses some of its impact. The show might not be for everyone but it certainly provides an interesting experience that promotes awareness of homophobia and encourages you to think about the nature of ignorance.

The Fiddler’s Elbow, until Aug 24 (not 6, 13, 20), 2.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]