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Pussyfooting (SleepyWells Productions)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Pussyfooting is the first show from SleepyWells Productions from Sheffield. This youthful group’s play is a comedy in which the female characters lose control over themselves when their feet start telling them what to do, offering a serious yet humorous look at domestic life and the strains it can put on a relationship. It’s hard, though, to really understand the meaning of the feet which the women can’t escape, though there are hints of a connection with mental illness. SleepyWells certainly demonstrate promise with their entertaining performances and also their creative set design – rather than filling the stage with traditional props, the group use chalk on slate to build the environment around the characters. ‘Pussyfooting’ almost manages to get it right; this is fun but slightly incoherent.

C aquila, until 26 Aug, 1.20pm. 
tw rating 3/5 | [Michael Black]