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Keep The Change (Tout Ensemble)

By | Published on Sunday 26 August 2018

‘Keep The Change’ claims to be a piece of physical theatre that “engages with the shame and awkwardness that money creates”. Whilst this is not a particularly accurate description (there wasn’t much physicality for a start), it certainly comes close to explaining what is frankly an opaque show. Absurdist theatre can be difficult to appraise when it is so abstract and fragmented, but there were some clear threads in this piece, while the ‘sands of time’ leaked from a hanging bag, and symbolic ‘career ladders’ littered the stage, leading nowhere. There was an overarching sense of futility and frustration with capitalist society, but the ideas felt regurgitated. The piece was evocative, but it only seemed to evoke familiar gripes.

Zoo Charteris, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Ela Portnoy]