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Pendulums Bargain Emporium (Maison Foo)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

This play has all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic comedy. Right from the entrance, the audience is welcomed by two retail assistants, who go out of their way to sell you as much as possible. Their wit is captivating, as are their exquisite and ironic product lines. But don’t be mistaken; humour is just the tip of the iceberg. This is in fact a bitingly satirical evaluation of shopping, manufacturing and industrialisation, and how the result is a society of the completely brainwashed. The smartly used decorum combines with ingenious puppetry, live music and storytelling in a highly enjoyable piece. Exceptionally well done.

Pleasance Dome, until 24 Aug (not 13), 4.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Iris Ordean]