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Why Even Bother (Joakim Gunby)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

‘Why Even Bother’ offers a frenetic gallop through the soundscape of one man’s mind. The beleaguered protagonist – a twenty-something Norwegian millennial battling through English life – interacts with the vocal incarnations of his imagination with a physicality that is exhausting to watch. There are some technically accomplished set pieces exploring, for example, what it’s like to negotiate the treacheries of the English language, or to chat up women in a thumping night club. Trying to trace a narrative thread in this piece is futile, you may as well let the kaleidoscopic chaos wash over you. But there is a joy in that, too. ‘Why Even Bother’ is witty, nifty, funny and possibly unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

C Royale, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Geoff Mills]