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Full Consent To Speak On My Behalf (Good Wolf People)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

Exploring the question of how care-experienced people are represented in the world, Good Wolf People have stitched together the experiences of young people in care to create this piece of verbatim theatre. Scripted by Serafina Cusack, the show provides a new insight into the world and processes of social work and foster care, its stories ably told by four performers. The overall effect is interesting but diffuse, with no solid through-line of character or story, and there are dramatic devices that feel showy and unnecessary, most notably the frequent use of pop songs. That said, it’s inventive, full of ideas and well-performed, showing a commendable amount of respect for its subject matter and the under-represented voices it is championing.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]