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Pigmalion Zoo (OLTA)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

‘Pigmalion Zoo’ is truly absurd, but strangely intoxicating and engaging. Pigmalion is instructing his daughter in the art of seduction, preparing her for God’s supposed imminent arrival. The portrayal of his daughter is harrowing; a starved, mentally unstable wild animal is taught to be sexually expressive, but simultaneously betrays a vulnerability and reliance on instruction. The familial scenes that follow depict a disturbing and distorted reality. The use of contemporary music such as ‘The Bloodhound Gang’ confuses this perverse reality and seems misplaced within the context of the show. The characters each have powerful stage presences and engage their audience despite the absurdities they act out. An unusual but rather intriguing show; certainly not one for all palates.

C nova, until 26 Aug, 3.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alice Taylor]