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Owltime (Morphe)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016

OwlTime Ed2016

Charlie Wise introduces himself as “career’s advisor for the Taliban”, then says he is a “Yazidi Kurd” living in the Calais Jungle. The thing is, while Wise is patently not a Kurdish refugee, he does not seem to be acting either. ‘Owltime’ is offensively bad. It has no discernible narrative structure or point and does a disservice to the issues it professes to talk about (Syria and the refugee crisis) by its inadequacy. Two other members of the company occasionally offer irrelevant interjections, which are not integrated into the show. The three children in the audience of this purportedly family show were bored and bemused. If I weren’t reviewing, I would have walked out within the first ten minutes.

C Nova, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Hannah Greenstreet]