Monday 20 August 2012 | By Lia Sanders
ED2012 Theatre Review: Gob Shop (Cathartic Connections Theatre)
Two girls accosted me with: “What did you think of that? We thought it was awful”. But I enjoyed this show about strippers in a strip club. The boundaries between fact and fantasy become blurred, as performers break out of character to commentate on the action. Although initially jarring, these commentaries, performances in themselves, answer our questions – we’re all nosy about the venue’s night job (but if you’re after cut-price titillation, don’t bother: the pole dancing is at a minimum). They provide some much needed structure and occasional explanation for some of the little scenes exploring the possibilities in strip clubs. But you should make your own mind up; after all, you’ve got to admit that you’re curious.
Sapphire Rooms, 8-26 Aug (not 13, 14, 20, 21), 4.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lia Sanders]