- Anna Millar
- 12 August 2009
This article is from 2009.
Runaground theatre adapts Alfred Jarry’s absurdist masterpiece, setting the scene for the rise and fall of their greedy protagonist against the inspired backdrop of a vaudeville theatre. A talented ensemble cast shamelessly over-plays it, capturing with style and pace the more comically ribald elements of Jarry’s work, in this playfully robust take on power and its outrageous (mis)fortunes.
The Zoo, 662 6892, until 31 Aug (not 17, 24), 10.20pm, £8–£9 (£6.50–£7.50).