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Kaput (Koral Chandler Presents)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

Our film projectionist hero is about to show the matinee of ‘Love Story’. His projector breaks down. In his attempts to fix it, he bursts the screen. In trying to fix that he breaks, well, pretty much everything else. A heady mix of slapstick clowning, visual fart gags, extraordinary audience participation and highly accomplished comic physical theatre ensues, with light homage to the stars of silent film. Now, that kids show bit where you talk about “enough to keep the grown-ups amused?” Wee bit actually filthy here, but it’s all non-verbal so, er, you’re *probably* fine. The closing segments are slightly harder work for younger audience members – 3+ is possibly pushing it – but overall, ‘Kaput’ is a brilliantly imagined and superbly executed bit of work.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]