A play about fear

February 12th, 2014 at 4:30 pm by David Farrar

A play about fear is showing at Theatre as part of the .

It’s a quirky and hilarious 65 minute production about, well, fear.

I wasn’t sure if it would be very good at first. The first few minutes are a segment called Freak Accidents with the cast acting out different situations involving fear from sharks to serial killers. But around a third of the way through the play a discrete plot line emerges around the Cult of William. I won’t give too much away, but the plot is very funny, and there’s some superb acting.

The set is basically an inflatable paddling pool and five lightbulbs, but they use them to ingenious effect. There’s one particular scene with the paddling pool which is especially hilarious (hint it is deflated).

The actress who plays the pseudo-lead, Charlotte, does an excellent job with her character.

As I said, I wasn’t sure how good the show would be around 15 minutes into it. It was funny, but wasn’t quite sure where it was going. But as the plot unfolds, the humour intensifies and the overall experience is excellent. A great fringe show.

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7 Responses to “A play about fear”

  1. thedavincimode (6,131 comments) says:

    There will be no requirement to fence the paddling pool provided it is removed at the conclusion of the festival.

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  2. secondcumming (78 comments) says:

    Great review David……can see why WOBH jealously describes you as the ‘Arts, fittnes & travel blogger’ :)

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  3. lolitasbrother (353 comments) says:

    its hard to know how Farrar fits it all into his life, but he does,

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  4. David Garrett (5,150 comments) says:

    Jealous Lolita’s sibling…Me too! (No kids is his secret)

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  5. hane (59 comments) says:

    Pretty sad that I have to subsidise your entertainment with my taxes blah blah blah

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  6. wikiriwhis business (3,302 comments) says:

    Another hysterical gay play in Auks about being brown and gay and suffering double trauma whilst millions around the world are suffering real pain but we have to cry a river about a homo. pfffff

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  7. wikiriwhis business (3,302 comments) says:

    so someone on Radio Live last night states it would cost her $1500 for two tcikets to the Stones. She wouldn’t receive the tickets till 2 days before the concert. Then she ad to show her ID att he gate to prove she paid for the tickets and they weren’t scalped. If the promoters got their 1500 who cares if the ticket holder sold the tickets on. Called capitalism.

    She never bought the tickets though.

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