Beauty Parlour/Reflecting Flesh, Norwich
Two one-act plays reflected each other like mirrors in the Minotaur Theatre's double bill at UEA's Studio Theatre. Beauty Palour began the evening with an account of a disturbed girl being arrested after cutting her breasts in a beauty salon.
By JOHN SMART
Two one-act plays reflected each other like mirrors in the Minotaur Theatre's double bill at UEA's Studio Theatre. Beauty Palour began the evening with an account of a disturbed girl being arrested after cutting her breasts in a beauty salon. The play then created the reasons that lead to this.
In this one-woman show, Anna Helm played the contrasting personalities of the western beautician and the Indian country girl with a conviction that gripped the audience. This poetic new play was written and directed by graduate student KF Freenath.
Much more experimental was the second half, Reflecting Flesh, a show written and devised by the company based on the poem Mirror written by Sylvia Plath.
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Rosa Wyatt directed and performed with imagination.
The play was very funny at times and sad at others.
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The cast used mime and movement to ask questions about what we see when we look in our mirrors.
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