The Works of Fate (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

The Works of Fate

This bawdy and at times comical take on De Sade follows the awaited return of a prodigal son, turning, by an outrageous contrivance, into a meta-theatrical re-enactment of the sordid life of his stepmother, with much emphasis on its violence and sexual rapaciousness. This piece of free theatre makes up for its rough edges with major gusto.

Laughing Horse @ The Hive, 556 0444, until 30 Aug, 1pm, free.

Works of Fate

  • 3 stars

Riotously funny adaptation of the Marquis de Sade's novella. Florville finds her troubled life the subject of a new play. The tale of seduction, murder and mistaken identity unfolds through poetry, pantomime and witty repartee.

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