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Wild Bore (Soho Theatre and Malthouse Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Those responsible for this show, it’s fair to say, do not give a shit what I think about it. With scatological glee, Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott blend responses to real reviews of their past work with a sequence of absurd events – many involving bottoms – for which words like “meta” and “self-referential” are inadequate. It’s a joyous riposte to some dazzlingly inane criticism, interrogating the relationship between artist and critic in the patriarchal framework of contemporary theatre. The show feels like it’s always three steps ahead of you, predicting your every response and puncturing your expectations before they’re even fully formed. If ever you think it has no surprises left, I assure you it does.

Traverse Theatre, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]