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The TEAM Makes A Play (Red Paw Productions)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

A show of a documentary about creating a show might seem like, at worst, a cop-out way of making a cheap Fringe production and, at best, an elaborate promotional advert. However, by recording every fall-out and near meltdown of Fringe First winners, The TEAM, this documentary just about manages to hold its own as a worthy performance. Intelligently threaded together (albeit with some repetition and dragged out story-telling) the documentary exposes the hidden story of their production, ‘The Mission Drift’. On stage, a damning exploration of American capitalism, while behind the curtain we see actors forced to stifle artistic expression in the face of a society obsessed with money. This is a not especially maverick but nonetheless irate message to The Man.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 10 Aug, 1.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Katharine Wootton]