Jack Mink (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Jack Mink

Theatrical improvisation from the absurdist clown

Billed as ‘a dark theatrical comedy’, Mink’s Making Light is painfully bereft of solid laughs. Remove the expectation of comedy from the equation and it’s a weirdly fulfilling theatre piece, as Mink free-associates and travels to very dark places. Due to the improvisational nature of the performance, it’s hard to say exactly what to expect, but it won’t be easily forgotten.

Jury’s Inn, 0845 508 8387, until 27 Aug (not 21), 9.10pm, £7 (£5).

Jack Mink at Freedom of the Fringe 25th February 2010

Jack Mink: Making Light

  • 3 stars

A dark theatrical comedy, Jack Mink is an unpredictable everyman who wanders imagined worlds, juggling words and stories. Stuff happens, often bad stuff. As stories collide, Jack sings, dances and clowns in the chaos, making light. In the tradition of theatre of the absurd and inspired by music hall and silent film…

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