Belt Up’s Twenty Minutes to Nine (3 stars)

This article is from 2011

Belt Up’s Twenty Minutes to Nine

Compelling performance with uncertain audience-actor dynamic

This young company continue their commitment to fine storytelling in this solo piece documenting the unresolved history of an embittered woman (who may or may not be a famous literary archetype), inviting the audience into her secluded world to hear ‘a piece of marvellous gossip’. The actress gives a compelling performance of fine-tuned malice, but an uncertain audience-actor dynamic and the ultimate irresolution of the tale render this somewhat too opaque.

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Belt Up's Twenty Minutes to Nine

  • 3 stars

Settle down, sip some tea and allow the award-winning company 'transforming what we can expect from a night at the theatre' (Observer) to take you on a journey though the captivating tales of a decaying old ractonteuse. From James Wilkes, the writer behind the Fringe sell out shows The Tartuffe and Atrium comes an…