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Fool’s Gold (Saskia Solomons)

By | Published on Monday 28 August 2023

Saskia Solomons is a highly accomplished clown and held our attention throughout, playing both a bouffon ‘Fool’ and a number of inner personalities arguing over the style and content of the show. Very meta; but also a substantial part of the show, supporting an interactive examination of our discomfort in discussing money and a more didactic piece on the distribution of wealth. The latter was well-enough done, the foolery supported by simple props and audience participation and, if it expects too much for such a show to answer highly challenging socio-political questions, it did include a fun way of thinking about possible solutions. For me, the components didn’t quite gel but this was an inventive, bold and engaging fringe offering.

Zoo Playground, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alan Cranston]