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Who Is Daniel King (Ed Eales-White)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

He’s got it all: wife, baby, good job, but Daniel King feels like something is missing. He needs a new direction, and he’s decided that direction is dance. It’d be a travesty to deprive the world of his rhythmic talents (though his increasingly ignored loved ones aren’t so sure). This three-hander is a quirky metaphor for the patriarchy, with Daniel King the embodiment of the male ego. It’s reassuringly “woke” as a concept, but where it missed the mark was the lack of chemistry between any of the characters, and the overarching feeling that it was an idea for a comedy sketch drawn out too long. Unsettling dance moves aside, however, it’s a fun commentary on the potential perniciousness of male self-confidence.

Assembly Rooms, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]