Blush (Snuff Box Theatre in association with Underbelly Untapped)
By Hannah Greenstreet | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
“I’d like to take out each and every one of their eyeballs,” says one character in ‘Blush’, after her sister’s naked photos have been uploaded to the internet and viewed 30,000 times. Charlotte Josephine’s important new play explores, in a multifaceted manner, the implications that digital technology has for relationships and intimacy. Josephine and Daniel Foxsmith skilfully take on five characters that are involved in different ways in online shaming. The parts when they speak in turn but not in dialogue are particularly powerful, conveying the isolation of individuals. My only criticism is that the characters were not differentiated enough, which meant the beginning was difficult to follow. This timely pay makes us feel pity and disgust, but also rage.
Underbelly, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Greenstreet]