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The Trepidation Of The Tower Traipsing Troglodytes (Theatre Bang Bang)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015

The Trepidation Of The Tower

Katie-Rose Spence and Hannah Pascoe are exuberant performers, with all the energy of Dr. Seuss’ Thing One and Thing Two. This piece aims to use comedy to confront the concept of isolation in the digital age; however, as an hour-long skit their narrative lacks substance. Although the performers can be witty and physically goofy, the repetition and use of gags is too drawn out and one-tone. The characters are constantly falling back on the same cracks of “what’s in the box?” and pop-cultured YouTube videos for laughs, which gets a bit tiresome after a while. It definitely has potential, and is an interesting concept, but more needs to happen to these characters to sustain my interest.

C Nova, until 31 Aug
tw Rating 2/5 | [Zita Campbell]