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Fix Us (Bareface)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

Three actors with one thing in common – they’re all “fucking awesome”. ‘Fix Us’ is a frank and honest play, starring three disabled actors who take over the stage after a delayed performance of ‘The Merchant of Venice’. What ensues is a fairly madcap tale. Using film, voiceover and acted scenes, the performers show the audience their alter-egos, who help to maintain their confidence, despite living with an often judgemental society. As a theatre production, there is room for improvement: the script would benefit from more structure and the physical theatre moments could do with more work. However, as a piece to bring attention to the lack of diversity in theatre and the representation of disabled actors, it was a compelling watch.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Izzy Cutler]