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Liberation (The Alchemist Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015


Feisty, Freudian, frantic, this hour tries to earn its title with a lot of paint throwing and nakedness. But it switches around on whether the paint they smear themselves in is the constrictive trappings of society, or the true liberated state of humanity. At times clothes are the enforced norm, and at others naked paint throwing is represented as standard behaviour. There are some great vignettes: a love affair from flirtation to final abandonment, a family dinner table, a housewife preparing for her husband’s return. These are interspersed in occasional didactic monologues which are unnecessary and unoriginal. Not dissimilar to the choreographic ideas, which are too well-worn and get too confused in the contradictions to hit any message home.

Zoo Southside, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lucy Diver]