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Two Man Show (RashDash)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

Two Man Show Ed2016

Words are inadequate. Seriously. What kind of task is it to summarise in words a show that so exactingly reveals their limits? RashDash’s Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen want to talk about masculinity, but language isn’t enough. So while there are plenty of words, there’s also music, dance, physicality, intimacy, pounding drums and earthy, primal roars that say things without ‘saying’ them. The story of John and Dan (Greenland and Goalen respectively) struggling with the slow demise of their father runs through the show like a spine, until something twists, and then it builds to an explosion of sound and fury. In the climax I found a tear in my eye, and I can’t articulate why. I don’t have the words.

Northern Stage at Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]



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