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Portrait (Fuel)

By | Published on Monday 17 August 2015


“Through form, you can create 3D from 2D…” This series of linked monologues deals with growing up but, apart from a few original twists and a particular focus on race issues, this is bread and butter coming of age content. What creates a 3D texture from all this is the form: the lyric monologues are rhythmic, poetic, seemingly inspired by spoken word. Enough rhyme to make you realise there’s reason. Racheal Ofori is a fantastic performer, making it look easy to singlehandedly captivate an audience for an hour. She nails each character and switches between accents effortlessly. I look forward to seeing her turn her considerable writing and acting talents to material with even greater depth.

Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lucy Diver]