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ED2012 Theatre Review: The Static (ThickSkin)

ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

All you really need to know is that this show is amazing. Really, really, amazing. The multimedia aspects are so clever its almost like watching wizardry. The actors’ use of physicality prompts applause midway through the show. The writing is so wonderfully different, yet so heart wrenchingly real, trying to pick holes in it is like trying to lick your own elbow. This cast of four don’t have a weakness between them, and as they tell the story of 15 year old Sparky, and the strange, kinetic things going on in his life, the audience are completely transfixed. ‘The Static’ manages to be brilliantly funny, and heart-warmingly uplifting, without ever being slushy. The closest thing to magical perfection I’ve ever seen.

Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 20), 2.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Alexandra Wilks]

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