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One-Man Apocalypse Now (Chris Davis)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2017

One man, one jungle/conference room and one blow up mattress. Chris Davis’ ‘One-Man Apocalypse Now’ is just that – him recreating the film ‘Apocalypse Now’ in 60 minutes. An accomplished performer, Davis brings dark comedy to even the grimiest parts of the story. With elements of dance, and playing music and dialogue from the film throughout, this is a multidimensional piece that will not let your interest waver – even if sometimes you’re not completely sure what’s going on! There are a smattering of laughs about the actors in the film, and some generally absurd moments, but if you haven’t seen the film then this probably isn’t for you, as the majority of the material comes from the re-telling.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]