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Sirens (Zoo Co)

By | Published on Saturday 25 August 2018

The Sirens (those half-bird, half-woman man-drowners of Greek myth) are angry. They’ve been transported to the present day, trying to stop the lies that men have told about them for centuries. The only person who can help them is Tobi: he’s Deaf, so he doesn’t succumb to the curse. Told partly in BSL, with creative captioning throughout and every performance a relaxed one, this accessible story is an absolute joy. Energetically performed by the talented cast, it’s a silly heist movie spoof at heart, full of laughs and deliberately ridiculous exposition, but it has some serious points too: it’s explicitly feminist, while discrimination is explored from several angles. ‘Sirens’ is a bold, unconventional show that will leave you wanting to raise your voice just a little louder.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Gemma Scott]



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