Pursued by Rabbits
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|Director: John Mowat
Designer: Matthew Ridout
Music: Peter West
Costumes: Alannah Small
|Its a hard act to pull off - a full length wordless one-woman show.
But its Nola Rae so it works. Its hard to think of anyone else who could manage such a feat of endurance.
Rae is far more than the sum of her parts, her own special forte being the amount of expression she can pack into each look or gesture.
This piece is endlessly inventive.
...high speed humour and marvellous characterisation.
Nola Raes performance touches powerfully on human motivations from fear to greed and the corrupting influence of power.
BRISTOL EVENING POST
A retreating army cook drags himself unsteadily through the mud.
Alone and abandoned, he has no idea where he is going.
He is just going.
A campaign tent lies in his path. He staggers straight through it.
He should have kept going, but something draws him back. There is something strange about this tent.... a bed, a greatcoat, the imperial bee symbol, a strange looking hat....
As he rummages, he finds he is no longer lost.
All he needs is murderous charisma, rustless iron will and a cheese grater.
Peppered with oblique references to short despots, Nola Raes latest wordless comic drama, sees the clown follow a well worn trail towards absolute power and absolute disaster.