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Tribe (Temper Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

Temper Theatre are establishing themselves as an incredibly impressive ensemble, who immerse audiences in imaginative worlds through their use of dynamic, stylized movement, resulting in utterly compelling physical theatre. ‘Tribe’ centres around the protagonist Ru, who finds himself stuck in an all too familiar nightmarish world, filled with corporate offices and meaningless interactions. As the story unfolds, he starts to uncover his heritage as part of an indigenous tribal community, culminating in a very poignant story which feels particularly topical in our current political climate. With a minimalistic, stark set, it is their raw and primal physicality which is the focus, alongside an imposing soundscape that helps to create these visceral realms and worlds. An engaging and relevant topic, which is executed exceptionally.

ZOO Southside, until 12 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Amy Bonar]