Friday 17 August 2012 | By Lewis Wade
ED2012 Theatre Review: Monkey Poet’s Murder Mystery (Monkey Poet / Makin Projects / PBH’s Free Fringe)
This free show truly captures the dynamic and spontaneous nature of the Fringe. A engaging mix of storytelling and poetry, with a predominantly comedic edge, Monkeypoet takes you on a journey where geographic or temporal boundaries are not an issue. The show gives an insight into the state of contemporary poetry through the eyes of some classic literature heavyweights (Homer, Charles Bukowski etc.), while never straying far from the modern day. Monkeypoet flirts with the edge of surreal, but the show is always grounded in contemporary concerns. The easy back and forth between Monkeypoet’s real life and stage persona make a comfortable atmosphere and create the perfect platform for his easygoing style, and also the perfect veneer for his anti-establishment tendencies.
Banshee Labyrinth, 1-25 Aug (not 14), 12.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lewis Wade]