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The Sensemaker (Woman’s Move)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

A woman battles with an answering machine, taking on technology and bureaucracy by completing myriad ridiculous tasks in an entertaining show that walked a line between funny and disturbing. Despite its promise, however, I felt there were problems with the pacing of the performance, which makes sense when taking into account the fact that this has previously been presented as a thirty minute show: I couldn’t help but feel that the shorter length would suit the piece more than its current hour long runtime. It took far too long to get from beat to beat, making the show drag, and my interest was frequently lost. However, the way the solo performer engaged in dialogue with a recorded voice made this very chilling, with the humour at the start was a brilliant juxtaposition to the more horrifying elements at the end.

Zoo Playground, until 26 Aug. 
tw rating 3/5 | [Izzy Cutler]