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[LJ2ME] More of Fringe Day Two [Aug. 13th, 2007|10:32 am]
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Our 2nd day continues with with another powerful show. On Wonderland is a show by Al Smith's group (he wrote Enola and Radio, but didn't write this one). It's probably even more minimal than radio, just one woman and a bath tub. It's mesmorising work, a near stream of conciousness monologue on her troubled life, that kept you gripped and entranced, never quite knowing where next. As Alex says, 'that was just brilliant!' 4.5 stars

After a quick spot of dinner, it was off to the pleasance for Into The Hoods. Our first musical forray of the year, but not our last. Well, I say musical, but more dance telling a story to music. It was loosely inspired by Sonhime's Into The Woods, and shared a fair few of the same themes. Otherwise, it was some amazing dancing to mostly hiphop, set on a London estate. It was wonderfully coreographed, mesmorising to watch, and technically stunning. We hadn't intended to see any dance, but I'm really glad we did. 5 stars

From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-13 10:19 am (UTC)
Good choice of shows!

(I saw into the Hoods last year and am planning on seeing "On Wonderland", once I'm on holiday next week...)
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From: gagravarr
2007-08-13 10:52 pm (UTC)
It's a really good play, do go :)

Painkillers is also worth a view if you like On Wonderland, it's on in the Underbelly
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