Absolutely Reliable! Solo-Mask-Show - Brighton Fringe 2022

Sweet@The Poets - Main Room

Inspired by Beckett's Worstward Ho and Gogol's Diary of a Madman, this solo mask and movement performance is a unique blend of heart and politics. In a timely response to the #MeToo movement, the show confronts toxic masculinity head-on. A surrealistic commentary on the increasingly growing yet criticised alpha-male culture, this show explores male vulnerability and unreleased aggression with tenderness. George is a white, middle-aged, middle-class, middle manager desperate for female attention. Yet, just as he appears to be getting closer to his goal, George is thrown into a tangle of denial, anger, and insecurity. A journey through inner demons, George oscillates between love and loss, death and birth as he questions his true desires. Director and co-writer Lee Delong has transformed Wetzel's anxieties and traumas into a raw investigation of contemporary gender norms. Under the careful hand of Lee, George unabashedly reveals himself.
Event Tags: clown, contemporary, physical theatre, solo show
Warnings: Age 16+

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