I was mesmerised by the fact that in ‘Captain Ko and the Planet of Rice’, the captain was a woman, and not the man I had expected. Then I was also pleasantly surprised by both actors’ abilities and their costumes. This was then cancelled out by the plot, which appeared to have been dreamed and conjured up on some form of hallucinogenic drug, because no sober mind could make sense of how three unrelated parts of the play fitted together. The show, meant to be about the discovery of a new life form on a planet appearing – I think – to possess only rice, had nothing but good actors who made the best of a bad situation.
Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 13), 8.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Rachel Campbell]