IT’S NOT YET MIDNIGHT… – Roundhouse

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Roundhouse, London – until 22 April 2017
Guest reviewer: Ron Griffith

This zero gravity performance troupe delivers a powerful message through seamless choreography and coordination. Beginning with a single altercation between two members of the cast, the performance quickly develops beyond a brawl featuring nearly everyone in the troupe to a sequence of acrobatic set pieces that literally had this reviewer on the edge of their seat. This production has so many ‘blink and you’ll miss it moments’ the inability to turn away even in the quieter more introspective moments of the performance may leave one breathless, but never fatigued.

There is a spirit of continual re-invention present, that when combined with the evidently escalating risk,
commands the full and undivided attention of the viewer, nicely spiced with some humorous interludes. Elements of old school slapstick, reminiscent of silent movie greats such as Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton maintain one’s interest in what these talented individuals have created, but when they combine as a group to literally elevate each other to astonishing new heights, that is when the power of togetherness, and the underlying message of this group as a whole is showcased to dazzling effect.

With spills, thrills, and tons of entertainment value, this show is highly recommended!

 

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Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.
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Shanine Salmon
Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.