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Nutshell review: Elevator

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2012 has over 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 23 September. Each day, TheJournal.ie will bring you our readers’ reviews of the pick of the crop and everything in between. You’ll get the chance to get in on the act yourself with our daily reader review tickets giveaway!

Today’s review:

Elevator

(Thisispopbaby)

Corinne O’Toole’s review: The play opens with a glamorous woman snorting cocaine and speaking abruptly into a phone. This opening scene slowly unfolds into astrange, slightly surreal world of a group of shallow ‘friends’, living the self-gratifying life of the rich set. Each character is
given a moment to showcase their particular vice which exposes the audience to a variety of indulgences, from sexual adventures to obsession, snorting their way through various scenes involving animal heads and echoing haunting songs.

Sound odd??!!It is…!! But whilst the play fights to keep the audience engaged at times, it does keep pulling you back through the wonderful talent of the actors. The grand finale, instead of packing a punch seems more to throw a jab. It takes a topic we have trashed a million times, ie the excesses of the rich (be it Celtic Tiger or First World) and puts a slightly different spin on things.

It’s different, a little odd but strangely enjoyable!

In three words? Stark. Odd. Beautiful.


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