Can of Worms (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.

Slapstick approach to torture, scandal and government cover-ups

When a government minister is pictured committing an act he’d rather keep under wraps, can he keep the evidence hidden? And will his aide keep quiet? Dealing with torture, scandal and government cover-ups, all through the unlikely medium of slapstick, the cast manically fling themselves and the set around the stage in what, at first, seems like two separate sketches. The ideas and the humour are there; you just need to look beyond the chaos to find them. (Nicola Husband)

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Can of Worms

  • 3 stars

When a government minister is photographed committing an act he'd rather keep under wraps, can he keep the evidence hidden? Dealing with torture, scandal and government conspiracy through the unlikely medium of slapstick, this play is rich with ideas and humour - if you can find them beneath the chaos. 'Part of the…

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