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The Anima Project (Wrong Shoes Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

The concept behind this dark, psychological, interactive show is interesting and shows ambition, but the company seem to have bitten off more than they can chew (probably more than any theatre group can chew, actually.) They’re trying to create ground-breaking, dystopian theatre, but it felt more like a theme park horror-house, complete with over-annunciating villain. Despite placing great emphasis on psychology, it shows little knowledge of human nature namely, that audiences seldom like to be touched by screaming, half-naked actors (except, of course, for the strangely eager few). “It doesn’t pay to be sane when everyone else is crazy,” you scream at us. Yes it does: it might stop you ending up in a production like this.

C nova, until 9 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [George Robb]