Phil Jupitus & Andre Vincent: Waiting for Alice
This article is from 2007.
The title tells the more literate everything they need to know about this piece, for its peculiar mix of Beckett and Lewis Carroll makes a link between two different eras of absurdism and surrealism. In it, two performers, Dee and Dum, dressed in Edwardian tweeds, await their assignation with Alice from Through the Looking Glass. They pass the time with a bit of casual abuse, and references to ‘outside’, meaning perhaps the theatre or the story they are contained in. This is a lightly entertaining piece with a final message about falling literacy in the hi-tech era, though whether it amounts to anything very profound is a moot point. (Steve Cramer)
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 26 Aug (not 20), 6.15pm, £14–£15 (£13–£14).