Step into a sensual, erotic world, with the Faun (Andy Black) and his glittered Nymph accomplice (Sarita Ryan) as your guides. Prepare to dance, hunt and fly through the skies - abandon your inhibitions and embrace your inner pagan with
The more freedom you dare to take, the more rewarding it will be.
Black completely lives and breathes the role, bedecked in tribal tattoos, well-placed false hair and of course the striking curved horns. With the power of simple rhyme he sets up the premise of the evening: he shall lead the way and the audience shall follow his instructions and actions throughout. Warming up gently, from baby steps to primeval dance moves you would never have thought yourself capable of, Black expertly coaxes the animal instinct out of everyone with throbbing beats, dim lighting and thrilling commandments. There is no hiding at the back in this room; this is fully immersive, enthralling and invigorating dance theatre. Friends and strangers are quickly mixed as the fantasy narrative takes the room on a journey from one universe to another, circling, tickling and holding one another in ecstasy. Working with internationally renowned director Molly Molloy and composer Richard Gallagher, Black and Ryan have created a sublime combination of modern rave culture and ancient tradition - after all, fauns are often associated with wildness, enchantment and indulgence in Roman and Greek mythology.
I cannot do Follow The Faun justice in a written review; the more freedom you dare to take, the more rewarding it will be. It is an incomparable, orgasmic festival experience everyone should take part in. Book quickly, tickets are selling out fast, and you will not regret it. Wear comfortable clothes - the glitter is optional - but bring a bottle of water for the walk home.