Beckett in a Bucket

This is an impenetrable play of few words.

Only the cast appear to understand and enjoy this grim and confusing story. Two patients, a nurse and a door confound the audience. Fifty-five minutes from the start nothing is clearer and we leave the theatre in stunned silence. Although none of the characters are appealing, Sally should be recommended for her hard work in the role of Boon. The awkward design of the set must have added to the confusion for those whose views were restricted. However, balloon popping is cleverly incorporated to wake up sleeping members of the audience.

If, as claimed, this company pushed the boundaries last year, then with this offering they’ve gone completely off the map. It will only appeal to the masochistic theatre goer.

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The Blurb

A new British play with words. As Beckett rekindles a trio dampened in spirits, Ireland fans the embers of an original script; Boon refuels her bucketfuls of absurdisms whilst Broughton pauses for a thought. www.myspace.com/mardyarts

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