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ED2012 Theatre Review: Don Juan (Jackinabox Productions)

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The libertine Don Juan has been immortalised by writers such as Byron and Molière, and now appears at the Fringe to tell tales of his conquests to the devil himself. The presentation of the dramatised tales is laden with innuendo and tongue-in-cheek humour, which in no way cheapens the witty dialogue. Likewise, the use of dance, particularly the well-choreographed lift sequences, create a sense of intimacy which emphasises the power balances of seduction without being too overt. A pleasant surprise in the performance was the emotional depth packed into it, highlighting issues of morality and consequence surrounding the protagonist’s exploits. Despite the plot seeming slightly hurried at points, this is an extremely entertaining take on the Don Juan legend.

C eca, 2-27 Aug (not 14), 6.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Beth Dawson]

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