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Some People Talk About Violence (Barrel Organ)

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015

Some People Talk About Violence

Barrel Organ want to smash the taboos surrounding talking about violence with this, their second Fringe offering. It’s made up of a rotating cast of six, and the actors don’t know which part they’ll be playing until the audience picks them at random – which makes for an impressive feat given the intricate exchanges and pace of the show. Developed by Warwick Arts Centre and The Camden People’s Theatre, this non-linear piece tells the story of a girl, her brother and their mother. Organic, semi-improvised games draw the audience in, whilst always referring back to the hard-hitting subject matter. This is not only a good show, it’s also an important one, daring to put into words one of the most uncomfortable human experiences.

Summerhall, until 23 Aug
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]