ED2017 4/5 Reviews ED2017 Theatre Reviews

Staging Wittgenstein (Blair Simmons and Nathan Sawaya Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 9 August 2017

In this unfailingly enjoyable show, we follows two characters through a journey of transformation, rebirth and the childlike exploration of a new and unfamiliar world. Of the three performers, one is the leader – she fills two human-sized balloons and entreats the other two to climb inside them. What follows is not too dissimilar from imagining baby penguins being introduced to water for the first time by their zookeeper. In a bizarre and comical mixture of trial and error, the two characters give convincing, fascinating performances that prevent the show from becoming farcical. While various allusions to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein are made, they aren’t important. What is important is that this show is fun, very fun.

C, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James Napleton]



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