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Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats (Soho Theatre in association with Show and Tell)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

I honestly don’t know where to start. Sh!t Theatre’s latest show is so big, so packed full of ideas, jokes, booze, music, joy, despair – there’s no ‘right’ way to approach it. It’s a story about the island of Malta, where Rebecca Biscuit and Louise Mothersole were invited to put on a show, a sunny paradise that has come to play a pivotal role in the refugee crisis, where investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb. In a mock-up of capital city Valetta’s local pub, Sh!t Theatre knock back rum and weave together a show that has no right to be as funny as it is when such burning anger runs through its core. What a triumph this is.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]