Thursday 23 August 2012 | By Veronika Kallus
ED2012 Theatre Review: Accidental Olympian (Howard Timms / Edgy Stagers)
Fitting these Olympic times, a former participant tells the story of his life. Mishaps, accidents and tragic diagnosis have not made him less funny, entertaining and life (and sport) embracing. His childhood dream is to compete and this plan is overthrown by shattered knees, but opens the way to compete in another discipline. The narrator’s conclusion that a new door opens for every one that closes is proved by many incidents in his life, and the monologue is spiced up by voice recordings, jokes, sarcasm and wit. An interesting aspect of this story was to see what normal lives most Olympic athletes lead. Being part of it is the point, not the success. Topical, and well-presented.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 1-9 Aug, 11.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Veronika Kallus]