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The Inevitable Heartbreak Of Gavin Plimsole (Sharklegs)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

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Gavin Plimsole is a tinkerer who, inviting us into his shed, tell us his story and allows us to alter it. Using our heart rates, measured by monitors and projected onto Gavin’s shed, we choose the scenes we see and ultimately decide the ending. Good use of puppetry makes for a light hearted, entertaining performance. Considering the finite number of heart beats we have is a fantastic idea, however, the show doesn’t live up to its potential. Rhys Lawton’s Gavin is incredibly likeable, and the show works best when it sticks to the story, but it becomes swamped with too many ideas and it can be difficult to connect with Gavin’s struggle. An entertaining hour, which struggles to capture us emotionally.

Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Olly Jacques]