By Veronika Kallus | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011
A young man: crude, raw, tough, too lazy to work, not giving a shit about his family, too stupid to fulfil his duties, and only wanting a MacDonald’s Big Mac and a blow job. His fault, right? But – is it really? Actor Joe Doherty performs stunningly: when he talks, screams, whispers, you hear it; you feel the sun on your skin, hanging out with him in the park, see what he sees looking up girls’ shirts. You feel your hand hit a woman’s face. You feel the baby he holds, wiggling, shaking in your hands. Storytelling to perfection, the performance of this shockingly realistic script – ever more pertinent in light of the recent riots – left me agape in wide-eyed awe.
Zoo, 5 – 28 Aug (not 22), 4.10pm (4.55pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp246.
tw rating 5/5