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(The Collective Theatre Company)
Liam Heffernan’s review: DISCOneccted started with everyone being led downstairs into the Kitchen Nightclub and with everyone feeling slightly bemused and definitely a bit awkward. This awkwardness soon turned into excitement as the solitary guy at the bar enjoying his pint began frantically dancing up and down the bar necking shot after shot. Then a woman entered and both ran up and down the bar looking to be served screaming “I’m next!”
We are then brought on a tour of the nightclub, we meet Steve the bouncer who tells us of date rape and sleazy guys, we meet poor monotonous Matt the bathroom attendant, the drunken punter, and the dance floor “lovers” who tread between mutual drunken antics and a darker side, before we meet the awkward and shy singletons who at the end of the night just don’t want to go home at all.
All-in-all it was a great show which showed a grubby and truthful account of the inner workings and goings on of every Irish nightclub.
In three words? Interactive, funny, honest.