The Free Association Presents… (The Free Association)
By Stephanie Gray | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016
As Michael Brunstrom flicked through a PowerPoint about Lake District enthusiast Alfred Wainwright, confusion grew among our Sunday afternoon audience. This was an improv show – surely they couldn’t improvise on… hills? Well they could, and they did. In ‘The Wunderkammer’ (the second of three formats this group is performing this year) Do Not Adjust Your Stage are inviting two guest speakers to discuss their area of expertise each day – and then they’re turning that material into theatre. Initiating a switch of scenes with a shoulder tap, the troupe displayed full trust in one another, as each member took their turn to lead the plot in a new direction. Although they lost their way a little in the dying moments, that was a very minor fault in an otherwise impressive show.
Gilded Balloon at the Counting House, until 20 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]