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Holden Street Theatres – The Studio, Sun 18 Feb.
[THEATRE/COMEDY – UK]
Take the poorest of London tenements, the lowest of the English classes and their language, stir it up with Shakespeare and you get Flesh & Bone. We are led through the lives of a family and one of their neighbours as they struggle, and generally fail, to find their way in this world.
It is clear right from the get go that these are rough and tough people – at least on the outside. They swear, they drink and they fight, because if they don’t – down they go! But from these very difficult beginnings, we are exposed to vulnerabilities that they wish they didn’t have, to their human desires and dreams, things that we all share.
The acting is brilliant. The staging is simple, but perfectly adequate. Listening to the English accents was a delight. Seriously, mixing modern Cockney and Shakespeare, vivid with as many images and as much word-play as you could imagine with the basest of language and swearing – brilliantly written, brilliantly delivered!
Flesh & Bone continues at Holden Street Theatres – the Studio from 12pm until Sat 17 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.