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The Vanish Inquisition (Horizon Arts with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

This show is wacky to say the least. Richard Jordan gives a highly physical performance of four different characters, all searching for their maker. Regrettably, none of these characters are very enjoyable to watch and, after a while, their quirky personas begin to feel monotonous. It’s difficult to define what genre this show truly is, as it feels neither funny nor touching enough to fully engage an audience. Any interesting underlying themes are quickly squashed by the lowbrow humour. The whole piece would have perhaps benefited from some slower and more static moments, delivered with slightly more subtlety. The last scene is interesting, but it was too late to stop all the characters feeling a little too incomprehensible.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 5.20pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Rory Morgan]