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Liv Ello: SWARM

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2022

How have I never seen the fly and politics connection before? ‘Swarm’ is a highly political piece of comedic theatre that laughs at the world we live in, but also gets its points across effectively. As Liv Ello goes through types of flies, connecting them to hard-hitting topics, it’s hilarious, but also worrying, as reality hits when you see the statistics being displayed. Ello is a tireless performer; dancing, joking and showcasing their creative writing in a performance of such high energy that by the end even I felt exhausted. The show progressed into more hard-hitting territory, and was followed by a spoken word monologue that was creative, moving and amazingly well written. Overall, a brilliant balance of politics, poignant messages, but also comedy.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]