Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Kraken, devised and performed by Trygve Wakenshaw, is a physically charged one man mime show. The ‘storyline’ – it is not so much a story as someone in a room – follows the quirky imagination of Wakenshaw while he endlessly tails off on barely relevant tangents.

There is never a dull moment in this show.

This was the funniest introduction to a show I saw at the fringe bar none. Wakenshaw’s commitment to miming comedy is absolute; he is a consummate performer who has the audience lapping up every drop of cream from his imaginary saucer of laughs. And his astonishing command of his body brings the physical comedy to a whole other level.

We can’t really say this is a black box piece, as the imaginary world he summons forth is so complete and real that we are completely taken in and believe anything he chooses to create for our pleasure. He completely exceeds my expectations of how imaginative mime can be. Wakenshaw is a master of his art and his command of physical comedy makes one of the most enthralling, hilarious pieces of theatre I’ve seen. This is absolutely worth a watch for a very broad audience and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for some light relief. There is never a dull moment in this show.

Reviews by Dixon Baskerville

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The Blurb

Last year's multi award-winning, critically acclaimed total sell-out returns. From award-winning Gaulier trained clown comes Trygve Wakenshaw's physical comedy, KRAKEN. Beautifully strange stream of consciousness idiocy. Best Comedy: Adelaide Fringe 2015. Best Comedy: Perth Fringe 2015. Time Out Top 10 Shows 2014. Edinburgh Underbelly Award 2014 'Delirious and surreal' ***** (Age). 'Blissfully funny' ***** (Time Out ).