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#First World Problems (The Lincoln Company)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

A satirical look at the everyday ‘issues’ of the British middle classes, this show incorporates monologues, sketches and songs to juxtapose ‘first world problems’ with actual and on-going disasters and poverty. A physical personification of intelligent personal assistant Siri is a constant on stage, and the show is punctuated with a series of questions to the Apple Inc knowledge navigator. It’s not especially radical in its thought processes, while the denouements are predictable and the songs a little boring. It’s not a bad show, but it feels like it’s in development more than it’s a finished product, and there are many other companies covering this kind of topic in more engaging ways.

C south, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]