Thursday 23 August 2012 | By Charlotte Ryan
ED2012 Theatre Review: All That Is Wrong (Ontroerend Goed, Laika, Richard Jordan Productions and Drum Theatre Plymouth)
‘All That Is Wrong’ is the latest offering from Ontroerend Goed, a world-renowned Belgian theatre company who are no strangers to controversy. Arriving at this show with high expectations, I found an empty stage with a single chalk-board. However, what followed was one of the most gripping, original and politically relevant pieces of theatre I have ever witnessed: Koba Ryckewaert’s performance as a young girl pouring her heart out onto her chalk-board had every audience member leaning forward in their seats. Linking sex and pain, love and fear to wider comments on capitalism and modern society, Ryckewaert’s chalk is a master-stroke. A brilliant performance that will leave you feeling inspired and incited to social change.
Traverse Theatre, 2-12 Aug (not 6), times vary.
tw rating 5/5 | [Charlotte Ryan]