Eat $hit: How Our Waste Can Save the World
A(n extremely odd) musical with an infectious message
This article is from 2012.
The Poop Project are here to talk to you about your poo – loudly, clearly, and with songs and jazz hands. And if you’re the squeamish sort, it’s even more imperative that you listen.
Let’s be straight: the five performers in this show aren’t the greatest actors, singers or dancers on the Fringe and their play isn’t exactly original in its voyage-of-self-discovery storyline, or subtle in its stilted script and shoehorned-in statistics – far from it – but they probably know that and anyway, it’s beside the point. Instead, they’re here to spread a message, and the enthusiasm with which they do so is as infectious as the diseases spread by poor sanitation that kill a child every 20 seconds.
Eat $hit is one of the oddest musicals you are ever likely to see, but utterly succeeds in its aim of making you think about your body’s waste and how it could provide some answers to the world’s most pressing environmental and developmental problems. Artistic greatness it ain’t, but this is 50 minutes that’ll make you smile and think.
C nova, 0845 260 1234, until 27 Aug (not 13), 1pm, £6.50--£8.50 (£4.50--£6.50).