Superbolt Theatre are a trio of talented actors who have put together a wonderful show this Fringe, one that tugs at the heart strings and questions the future of technology in a creative and theatrical manner. Their acting was fluid and faultless, their physical movements executed with absolute precision and skill. As far as physical theatre is concerned, these guys were exemplary.
The plotline was both emotional and entertaining. Although a sci-fi piece, the characters were easy to empathise with and believable. One thing I loved in particular was the opening few minutes. It’s what everyone secretly wants to see: a little bit of sock puppetry. Hilarious sock puppetry at that, involving dance - I was highly entertained. Well done Superbolt Theatre, this was an unusual and wonderful opening, one that worked excellently with the atmosphere, which was lightly comical yet stirringly thought provoking.
The actors showed talent in all aspects of this production from the sock puppetry to their unusual acting, but they also have a talent for creating their own sound effects on stage. These involved strange noises being made through a megaphone, which were surprisingly convincing and effective. They seamlessly transitioned between characters too, making it absolutely clear when any change was made. There could be no confusion amongst the audience, except wondering where the sock puppets had gone. Really, I can’t stress enough how funny they were. Not only did they quickly tell the backstory and set the scene but also introduce laughter from the very beginning. As Superbolt Theatre say, ‘laughter is key to the theatre we make’. All in all, a highly entertaining, weird and wonderful piece of physical theatre that is absolutely worth the ticket and time.