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Lucky Pigeon (Brainfools in association with Underbelly)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

Pigeons have a pretty well-formed view of urban, capitalist life. Indeed, they’ve probably adapted to it all better and quicker than most of us have. They definitely copped on to the Festival way quicker than the seagulls, for whom a (probably darker, more gruesome) sequel to this generally enchanting, tender and amusing show may well be in order. It’s interesting, a few days later (meaning this review is late – apologies to all but honestly, it’s better than it would have been so leave it, Ed) to hear my young co-reviewer still talking about it, such memorable visual spectacle and charming, almost painterly montages alongside a hearty bit of people jumping and throwing each other about. Slightly confusing but always engaging.

Underbelly, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]