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Moraletry (Richard Purnell And Gary From Leeds)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

Poetry + a slightly warped sense of morality = Moraletry. This Victorian steampunk attired duo take the audience through their views on our culture’s moral history (from the highs of William Blake to the lows of James Blunt), using rhyme and line graphs. The graphs were more entertaining, as the rhymes tended to be deliberately provocative in places, losing some of the comic touch. Particularly interesting was the debate involving a tinselled “morali-tree”, which considered the language of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ figures, from pop-stars to despots. Although perhaps it is not quite as consistently funny as it is intended to be, this is still a witty and thought-provoking performance worth seeing.

The Banshee Labyrinth, until 24 Aug (not 12, 13), 1.40pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Isobel Steer]