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Life With Crayons (Bilborough College Players)

By | Published on Saturday 9 August 2014

Absurdist theatre can often feel like it has no real meaning. In this double bill, we begin with a highly stylised piece about madness, domestic violence and paedophilia. The play was much funnier than you might expect, and this talented young cast handled the serious themes with real maturity. The narrator was a real stand-out, addressing the audience with confidence and professionalism. The second piece, however, was disappointing. They’ve clearly studied classic clowning, but this felt more like an end-of-term exercise than a Fringe show. Few of the actors really committed to their roles, giving a slight air of embarrassment to the whole thing. Unfortunately, the two pieces just didn’t fit together, leaving both as less than the sum of their parts.

Spotlites @ the Merchants’ Hall, until 9 Aug.
tw rating 3/5