The Grind Show
This article is from 2009.
A mix of slick physical theatre and naturalistic dialogue, The Grind Show follows wide-eyed ‘Boy’ through a surreal circus. Underworld characters, including the double-bodied Miss Von Ambourg (whose act involves splitting apart to throw daggers at her other half), vie for Boy’s attention. But when he asks difficult questions – ‘Why did she stab herself?’ – the surface begins to crack. Beneath these characters' demented bravado lie the recognisable pressures and fears of life.
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