EXHAUSTING THE SUPERHEROES THEME
NZ International Comedy Festival 2014|
A SHOW ABOUT SUPERHEROES
Written and directed by Uther Dean
with additional material by the Cast
Developed from an original idea by Paul Waggott and Uther Dean
Presented by My Accomplice
at BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon, Wellington
From 13 May 2014 to 17 May 2014
Reviewed by Ewen Coleman, 15 May 2014
originally published in The Dominion Post
As a theatre group, My Accomplice has now well and truly established itself as a progressive and enterprising force on the Wellington theatre scene.
Through its trilogy – A Play About Love, A Play About Space and A Play About Fear – and other productions it has created a unique style of performance that is very physical and, although scripted, often appears improvised.
The brains behind these productions, Uther Dean and Paul Waggott, have now come up with something even more bizarre, written by Dean and aided in part by the cast of Hannah Banks, Alex Greig and Simon Leary, for this year's New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
Exceedingly fast-paced, exhaustively physical (which is often very funny) and full of humorous dialogue – if you can catch it – A Show About Superheroes gives a satirical nod to all those television shows and films of the superhero genre, from The Avengers to Batman. [More]
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