The Grind Show (4 stars)

This article is from 2009

The Grind Show

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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The Grind Show

An unborn child is thrown into a surreal circus sideshow. A visceral American allegory where the innocence of our beginnings and the disillusionment of our fears collide. What act would you perform for eternity? "Intriguing and entertaining, The Grind Show is a dark, contemplative adventure in performance art." - The…

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