Saturday 11 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Theatre Review: Mr Carmen (AKHE – Russian Engineering Theatre / Russian Season 2012)

ED2012 2/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

If watching two grown men roll around in a pool of strong smelling vinegar is your thing, you’ll probably love this production, but for the rest of you, I guarantee a coughing fit. A silent show with a rather interesting stage set up, the play consisted of the hero and his alter-ego moving around to strange music and competing with each other to find the most ludicrous way to write ‘Jose’ and ‘Carmen’ on the stage (in whipped cream, in wine, on their naked body parts…). For admirers of Merime’s text or for the more arty and cultured types out there, this is probably a masterpiece, but for someone like me, it was simply disturbing. Still, quite unforgettable.

Assembly Roxy, 5-27 Aug (not 13, 20),
tw rating 2/5 | [Lauren Houghton]


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