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To Have Done With The Judgement Of God (Fear No Colours)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

This is what people who hate physical theatre imagine all physical theatre looks like: writhing half-naked bodies, ear-punching soundscapes and long repetitive scenes with little apparent meaning. Antonin Artaud’s final play is deliberately disjointed, the text layering, fracturing and unravelling in fragments of meaning, but the young performers seemed permanently disconnected from the words. Some of the faster, more violent scenes were nicely choreographed, with particular power and grace from actor Rhiannon Bird, but much of the physicality felt indulgent and under-developed. The direction, too, felt horribly dated, and more like a series of drama school exercises than a finished performance. A brave attempt at a challenging, brutal piece, but one which was unfortunately poorly judged.

C Too, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5