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Infinita (Familie Flöz)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Portrayed vividly with their trademark larger-than-life masks and some expert physical theatre, Familie Floz draw parallels between the chaotic interactions of babies and the hijinks of the elderly in a care home. Whilst there are moments of humour, such as a skit involving a radio, it feels rather thin for a 90 minute production. It is also disturbing to see how females are represented: a girl-child flashes her underwear to a group of boy-babies who reach out to touch her; a stressed and under-resourced nurse is the victim of pranks by an all-male group of patients, while the only other female character is a wife. Though this is a visually impressive production, the content feels poorly thought through.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Marni Appleton]