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Static (New Model Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

‘Static’ is a two-man show, starring the expressive Hugh McCann as all the actors, and Tom Nicholas as the shrewd scriptwriter. McCann is the real deal, bustling with energy as he delivers a riveting performance. Barefoot, no stage and without much of a set to support him, he plays all the characters, including a protester furious at the Capitalist system and his parents. From the Iraq War to the financial recession, ‘Static’ is about the exasperation felt by younger generations regarding the society they live in. It did seem fragmented and rushed at parts, probably because McCann was playing all the characters. It wouldn’t have hurt Nicholas to recruit more actors just to give the play steadier pace and more clarity. A tremendous effort, however.

The Fiddler’s Elbow, until 24 Aug, 5.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Shiv Das]