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THEATRE PREVIEW Mojo Mickybo
Growing up is hard to do for Mojo and Mickybo, two children obsessed with the legend of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, who form the focus of Owen McCafferty’s tragi-comic play. ’T he theme of the play is to do with the loss of innocence and what happens to childhood friendships,’ explains
director Karl Wallace.
McCafferty is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading playwrights and since the show premiered in Dublin last year the script, actors and production have all received awards, including the Dublin Fringe Festival Winner of 1998. ’We just seemed to be an effective team,’ says Wallace. ’It has been a
The fast moving production is a synthesis between text and physical theatre, but the action comes from the characters themselves. ’It is the people in it telling the story rather than the story telling itself,‘ says Wallace. ’lt’s a lovely technique which Owen has in most of his writing’
It also requires a meticulous grasp of technique by the performers: ’between them the two actors play around seventeen characters. It's very fast: they literally change during a sentence.’ And for Mojo and Mickybo themselves, in a fast-moving world, change may be unavoidable.
I Mojo Mickybo (Fringe) Kabosh, Traverse Theatre (Venue 75) 228 7404, 24
Aug-4 Sep (not 30 Aug) 70pm, £9 (£6)
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DANCE REVIEW The Brutal Telling ****
Wheeling a large metal contraption, two stunning female dancers dressed in corsets, bustles and white camisoles take to the open floor for this dramatisation of Canadian artist Emily Carr's life. The Victorian painter’s highs and lows are evocativer captured in powerful and eclectic choreography. The movement is set to a voiceover giving the artist’s often humorous observations on her life and a folk rock soundtrack that replicates the music of Tori Amos.
Despite its grating warblings, the music is well suited to the mood of the piece, and dedicated performances from the dancers make this show physical theatre at its best. (Catherine Bromley)
I The Brutal Telling (Fringe) Masca/l Dance, Club West (Venue 782) 337 0748, until 28 Aug (not 22) 70.30pm, £6 (£5).
This starts promisingly enough. Three red carpets are laid out the length of the hall. A video screen shows a girl on a windowsill with her back to us. Three women in white enter stage left and take their places on the carpets. The video begins to move. Now it is a motorway. The journey has begun. They are cars, or are they clocks? Well, who cares as by then, this has become very boring, very quickly.
The provocative title of the show possibly refers to the soul laid bare, but there is little of substance here to hang on to. (Ross Holloway)
I Striptease Mon-Amour (Fringe) Talking Bodies, Old St Paul’s Church (Venue 45) 556 0476, 23-28 Aug. 77pm, £4.50 (£3).
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