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The Life Sporadic Of Jess Wildgoos (Voloz Collective)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2023

I really wish I loved this, because of its universally energetic and inventive performances. The cast use mime and physical theatre to complement the script, playing characters, setting, props and even environmental effects, and they are terrific. It’s bold, thrilling, and often hilarious. We follow Jess, as she strives to secure a position in the financial sector. It’s no surprise that the compromises she needs to make to get into the industry, and then to get ahead in her firm, cause her to lose much of herself, and that’s the problem. The script lacks teeth; the critique of capitalism is simplistic and overly familiar, and far too often good writing and meaningful characterisation are sacrificed for a cheap laugh.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]