Behind The Mirror
Bizarre love triangle
This article is from 2008.
At first, Ad Infinitum’s infectious romp plays out like a physical theatre version of The Odd Couple, the buffoonish protagonist embarking on a slapstick turf war with his demonic reflection, who has escaped from his rightful side of the mirror. The pace really picks up when his sweetheart arrives on the scene and is seduced by the reflection’s rakish charms.
From the Three Stooges to Tom and Jerry, there’s little we haven’t seen before in the elaborately mock-violent cartoon battle that ensues. What’s refreshing, however, is the level of detail in the performances. Whether squeezing spots in front of a mirror, shaving, eating or breaking each other’s heads, these Lecoq-trained performers bring invigorating nuances to every gesture.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 12.15pm, £8–£9 (£7–£8).