Behind The Mirror (3 stars)

This article is from 2008.

Behind The Mirror

Bizarre love triangle

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).

Behind the Mirror

  • 3 stars

Bizarre love triangle between a couple and his mirror reflection. The mock-cartoon violence has been seen in everything from the Three Stooges to Tom and Jerry - it's the invigoratingly-nuanced attention to detail that makes it refreshing. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'

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