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ED2012 Theatre Review: Repertory Theatre (The Elephant And The Mouse – Israel)

ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

A polite, nervous young playwright is invited into the offices of a mad theatre director to discuss his latest play (which is definitely not about his father), but this is only half the story. This baffling, brilliant play focuses on fantasy, fiction and Freudian psychology, gleefully pulling the rug from under its audience every time its complexities seem to be becoming clear. Viewers familiar with Hamlet, the theatre director’s obsession, will get the most out of this clever farce, but this is an energetic tour de force that anyone can appreciate, and the audience were confused, gripped and thrilled in equal measure. Hilarious, fresh and delightfully bewildering, this is a treat for anyone who enjoys theatre about theatre.

C eca, 1-18 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 5/5 | [Roz Tuplin]

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