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Today I Killed My First Bird (Voodoo Monkeys And Theatre Royal Plymouth)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2022

Exceptionally dark and gritty. A gangster reflects on his horrific past as he tries to go about his normal business in a complex, wordy performance that gave me frequent goosebumps, even provoking suspiciously damp eyes at times. Yet it’s all played out so simply, at a long table with five table-lights. The script is key, as it’s extremely compelling and holds so much depth, every line flowing beautifully into the next, showcasing the power of poetry. Furthermore, we see exceptional character exploration as the play examines each individual, each seemingly happy but underneath there is trauma, anger and more. So, heavy stuff: but so much to enjoy.  

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]