The ME (The Sun Apparatus Theatre Company)
By Andy Leask | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016
One of this company’s aims is to “play with the absurdities of life” and they certainly achieve that, as they pointedly skewer society’s obsession with youth and faddy miracle cures. The early scenes featuring a self-centred woman and her maid are funny, spiky satire with bite and humour. Things get increasingly bizarre over the course of the play, as a disgraced geneticist and the maid’s murderous sister turn up. There are plenty of funny lines and moments in the play, and at times the elements of satire, farce and surreal humour work well. But for me the sheer silliness of events undercut the satirical edge, which is a shame, as that was by far the strongest element.
Zoo, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]