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Guttermouth (Richard Barton Company)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

As a man in an odd hat stands on stage in a wheelie bin, eating a banana and eyeballing the audience, I can’t help but wonder what I’ve stumbled upon. Soon though, this one man show comes to life as Greg Shewring relates through contemporary verse the stories of the streets on which his show is set, and we’re taken on a journey through a night of youthful indulgence. An infamous free party is taking place down the road, and through the voice of the streets we watch as events unfold. All the while, Shewring rarely leaves the confines of his wheelie bin. It’s an unexpected triumph, combining physical theatre, an original soundtrack and a clever script.

Venue 13, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]