Breasts and Burgers
This article is from 2006.
Preceding Jarry and the Dada movement, Apollinaire coined the phrase ‘surrealist theatre’. His plays, including The Wedding at the Top of the Eiffel Tower, take every day inanimate objects and give them life to be viewed from a different angle in order to shed light on more serious issues.
Richard Franklin directs an absurdly slapstick comedy in which a typically self-serving man and wife swap sexes to enjoy the powers of their binary opposites. Beneath its farcical exterior however, there is a keen political awareness to this show that questions our pre-disposition to believe the lies fed to us on a daily bases. (Eddie Thornton)
Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, until 12 Aug, 2pm, £7.50, (£6.50), £8.50, (£7.50).