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The Veil (Le Foulard) (Lucy Hopkins)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

A satirical piece which plays with stereotypes and ideas about art and theatre. The programme fails to describe this intelligent show properly. Lucy Hopkins presents the audience with an assortment of characters, including an egotistical, self-proclaimed artistic genius and a melodramatic flamenco diva, each so different from the other that it’s easy to forget this is a one woman show! Hopkins’ Lecoq school training is clearly evidenced by the way she moves with ease between characters, remarkably switching physicality and personality with a swish of her only prop, a veil.  While some found her multiple personalities hysterical, other members of the audience sat in silence, unable to comprehend just what was so funny about this random jumble of characters; this is clearly a divisive performance.

Pleasance Dome, until 26 Aug (not 12, 19), 4.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Anita Magee]