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Can’t Stay Away! (Fourth Monkey)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

Immigration is a difficult issue, and this is a show that attempts to show audiences just how complicated that issue is. It’s a combination of clowning, physically eccentric storytelling and genuinely interesting narratives, but unfortunately there are a few too many ingredients in this mixture; wonderful to see such a large cast work so cohesively and energetically as a team, but the ensemble as a whole do not seem to make best use of their performance space. Key moments of the story were lost due to vocal volume, and the overall message of the piece was unclear. An enjoyable but inconclusive show.

theSpace on Niddry Street, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Vicki Baron]