Breaking every rule in the book
This article is from 2007.
Liam Mullone thinks we live in a world that’s too inhibited by rules, laws and health and safety regulations. He’d rather we took the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants attitude of the heroic rabbits in his favourite book, Watership Down, and started living a little. The premise of Mullone’s show is little more than a pretext for some droll observations on a whole variety of libertarian hot topics such as the smoking ban.
Mullone, an amiable, rambling performer, whose day job involves writing obituaries for the Murdoch press, advises us to throw caution to the wind and consider taking the middle exit from the plane during an emergency landing; that’s the one with the longest slide.
The impact of his set is neither helped nor hindered by the inclusion of some rather redundant slide projections bearing pearls of wisdom from Richard Adams’ masterpiece and details of the more archaic laws on the statute book.
Mention really must be made of the intermittent interventions of Mullone’s teenage nephew, who has been given the unenviable task of dressing up and schlepping around as the Black Rabbit of Inlé, encouraging us to break some laws. (Allan Radcliffe)
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 11pm, £7.50–£8.50 (£6–£7).