THE­ATRE sHE’s dEAd of couRsE tHe Vault (Venue 29) HHHHH

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THERE’S an in­ter­est­ing state­ment on the drugs in­dus­try at the cen­tre of this ab­sur­dist drama that sees an el­derly grand­mother swal­low a fly and then a host of other an­i­mals, as per the song, only in this in­stance fol­low­ing the or­ders of a “doc­tor”. The cast are great singers and har­monise ex­tracts of the ditty well, but the story is too ob­vi­ously a de­vice for putting across a the­matic point. The char­ac­ters feel un­der­de­vel­oped as a re­sult and, since we all know the story so well, the jour­ney to­wards the in­evitable end­ing lacks sus­pense.

sALLy sToTT

Un­til 30 Au­gust. To­day, 7:35pm

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