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Frank Foucault: Desk (Frank Foucault and Shmuck Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2019

After a playfully absurd start, Foucault (played by Luke Smith) settled into a lurid, fan fiction-style narrative about James Corden, interspersed with bizarre, surprising interludes and flights of fancy. Particularly effective were his conversations with his own subconscious. The narrative itself was well written, the final part delivered with Foucault teetering precariously on the top his chair in danger of collapsing…rather like the show itself. Halfway through he voiced the thoughts of many in the audience by asking rhetorically “where is this going?” But what the show may lack in coherence it makes up for in creativity and zest: it’s probably too niche for most but will appeal to connoisseurs of the absurd.

Paradise In The Vault, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]