Tuesday 14 August 2012 | By James Valentine
ED2012 Theatre Review: Death Boogie (DDMcG Productions)
“Obey, obey, obey… Consume.” Vincent Spartan is a man stuck in the mundane. The limitations of 21st century life play out the same every day. But, after hearing of his brother’s death fighting overseas, he fulfils his revolutionary dreams and follows him into combat. A comment on the absurd nature of martyrdom, self-sacrifice and the soul-crushing daily routine of a modern blue-collar worker, ‘Death Boogie’ is a poetic, hip-hop musical with a new angle. Complemented by a powerful and fluid musical score performed by The Mighty Third Rail, the show has the imagination and prowess of a West End show on the surface, whilst retaining harsh political tones at its core. A truly 21st century social commentary, infused with passion and energy.
Assembly Roxy, 5-27 Aug, 7.50pm
tw rating 4/5 | [James Valentine]