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FOMO – The Fear Of Missing Out (The Present Tense Ensemble)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

During this intimate one-woman show, Zoe McDonald told me to grab her “buns”. And I did. There is not much context for this bottom-touching incident as the show jumped around at a frenzied pace. At its heart is the sentiment that you cannot only love a version of yourself, you have to love all of yourself. McDonald takes this literally by bringing to life twelve alter-egos who fight and jostle for attention. It’s set in a radio studio, and each audience member is given a pair of headphones through which McDonald interacts using a series of microphones, though this device did not live up to its potential. McDonald’s characters are well defined, though. And she has a nice bum.

Underbelly at Forth 1, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Cutting]