- Lorna Irvine
- 14 August 2019
This article is from 2019
Cho-in Theatre Company from Korea bring their unique blend of madness
A satirical, at times Kafka-esque allegory about stress, anger and how revenge can backfire, Spray is a cartoonish tangle of physical theatre, 3D projection and dance, directed with verve by Park Chung-euy.
When the central protagonist, an eccentric 'otaku' man, snaps in the pressure cooker of the city, he becomes obsessed with stealing people's mail after receiving a mysterious package by accident. A chain of crazy incidents unfold and he learns not to poke at his neighbours.
There's a superb ensemble at the heart of this, who swap roles easily, but the central conceit itself runs out of steam early on. However, it's a wildly inventive kaleidoscope for the eyes, massively good fun, with macabre interludes, and the talented company keep up the sugar-rush energy levels right up to the final curtain call.
Assembly Roxy, until 26 Aug 2.30 pm £14 (£13).