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Flesh And Bone (Unpolished Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Picture this: Shakespeare’s ghost rises from the dead and heads straight to an East London working class estate, infecting the local cockney slang with a poetic lyricism that is as beautiful and universal as it is filthy and crass. Weaving these seemingly warring factions together, Elliot Warren ingeniously proves just how harmoniously the two can work together in this hypnotic tragicomedy that stars five mesmerising and irresistibly sympathetic characters: Terence, his fiancé Kel, brother Reiss, their grandad, and Jamal – the local drug dealer. Layering this with superbly punchy choreography and dynamite performances charged with unbridled fire and rawness, this show demands you see past the depravity (and your class snobbery) to realise that, in the end, we are all just flesh and bone.

Pleasance Dome, until 11 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]