Infinity Pool: A Modern Retelling Of Madame Bovary (Bea Roberts)
By Gemma Scott | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016
With no spoken dialogue and only one performer (who could perhaps more accurately be called the show’s operator), ‘Infinity Pool’ uses projections, photographs, short video clips and dialogue written out on a screen. In a modern take on Flaubert’s ‘Madame Bovary’, it tells the story of Emma, a woman bored of her life. Obsessed with celebrities and glamour, she’s sick of predictable nights in with her predictable husband, but when she meets Kick online, her life becomes an unending stream of flirtatious messages and new possibilities. While the written conversations can become a little boring to watch towards the end, this is nonetheless an incredibly inventive, unconventional way to tell a story.
Bedlam Theatre, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Gemma Scott]