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Often Onstage (Figs In Wigs)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2016

Often Onstage Ed2016

‘Often Onstage’ resists categorisation. Comic-dance-theatre-satire? That’ll have to do. Right from their delightfully meta opening, which pretends to be the close of a previous show, Figs in Wigs delight in not doing what you expect. They want more than anything for you to have a good time, and if that means turning green and dancing in Sia-style wigs, or launching into a magnificent skewering of anti-corporate ‘message’ theatre, then they’ll do it. The bombastic finale springs from nothing and resolves nothing, but it’s so much fun who even cares? Worth noting: for the performance I saw, the Figs were one cast member down (just temporarily) due to unforeseen circumstances. They covered with consummate skill, and deserve every plaudit for it.

Pleasance Dome, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]