Review: Richard DeDomenici - The Redux Project

Artist Richard Dedomenici, 2nd left, with Ben Sheridan, left, as Captain America; James Penny as Tho

Artist Richard Dedomenici, 2nd left, with Ben Sheridan, left, as Captain America; James Penny as Thor; and Nick Warburton as Tony Stark; as Richard recreates the scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron which were filmed at the Sainsbury Centre, as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Norfolk has played the background for many movies but what would those films be like if the Hollywood stars were replaced with local people, and the army-like production teams replaced by one man and a slightly battered camcorder?

Film crews at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the University of East Anglia campus setting u

Film crews at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the University of East Anglia campus setting up for the real Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Picture: www.EnjoyNorwich.com - Credit: Archant

Comedian, performer and now film maker Richard DeDomenici has the answer with his Redux Project, which recreates films shot by shot in their original location but with slightly different production values.

As part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, DeDomenici was commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre to reimagine box office smash Avengers: Age of Ultron, part of which was filmed at the University of East Anglia.

In his new version, premiered tonight, the stunning backdrop of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is the same but everything else is different – and much more charming than the slick superhero original.

Delivered alongside another Norwich recreation, this time from Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, and some of his previous work, DeDomenici crafts a geekily entertaining evening which is to film what Adam Buxton's Bug is to music videos.

The clips are entertaining in their own right, especially seen with the local 'actors' in the audience, but it is their creator's presence and enthusiasm that makes the hour-long show much more than the some of its parts.

Better than a trip to the multiplex.

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Richard DeDomenici - The Redux Project returns to Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday, May 16 at 9.30pm

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