Skrimshanks (Flabbergast Theatre)
By Gemma Scott | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
This is audience participation at its most terrifying. Two grotesque, distorted clowns guide you into the room, where you’ll be made to sit or stand, as they choose. It makes no difference, however, as even an interesting haircut or a nice necklace could make you a target for their attention. In this nightmarish, fantastical performance, the two performers will interrogate, speculate and intimidate, until you’re left questioning all of your decisions. At times it seems completely improvised, until the music kicks in and you realise that we’re playing this game exactly as they want us to. One man walked out in disgust, the rest of us ended up spooning each other in a pile on the floor. Come join us, if you’re feeling brave.
Assembly George Square Theatre, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Gemma Scott]