Faust by Punchdrunk
I went last night with the family and it was incredible.
The only problem is you need more than one evening to see everything. I think we only managed to actually catch about 5/6 little scenes and only 2 in sequence. It's a totally different theatre experience than just going to see a play performed on the stage. I was standing right next to the actors as they performed and if anyone was in the way they just got shoved away.
Right at the end as we were standing on the stairs watching a woman singing one of the actors took my hand and started leading me down the stairs, i knew people who had gone before so i knew to let myself be led. he took me down to the next level and into a room where there was a cage built into a wall and then a large group of audiene gathered round in a circle, he pulled me through to the front where i was faced with a man stood in his boxers in the middle of the clearing, flanked by the actor who i think played mephistopheles (a devil) for a second i was terrified he was going to push me into the middle but he just stood behind me and held me tighly while the man was completely stripped. im assuming he thought i would be 'shock horror!' but these days u cant go to the theatre without seeing at least one cock so i wasnt suprised.
then he held me in the dark for the entire scene tho, and put his hands in my hair and was rubbing it and smelling it. the thing thats really annoying me is i could never gather what his character was in any of the brief scenes i had caught him.
anyway. if you like the theatre, hell, even if you DONT like the theatre i highly recommend you go see faust for an incredibly different evening and experience!
ps. theres a bar. (if thats any more incentive)
anyopne else seen anything good at the theatre recently? or anything different? recommendations appreciated.