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Attention Please! Fatty Attack!! (Page 71)
Drams ?? - Really not sure what to make of it all.. full glass awarded by Theatre Editor.
Venue Sweet on the Royal Mile (Venue39)
Address Radisson SAS Hotel, 80 High Street
Reviewer Ellie Fazan

Three beautiful Japanese girls wear (vastly) fat suits and perform erotica.  First they strip... then they strip. Again and again.  What to make of this? How far do you really take a big fat joke?  In parts this is hilariously funny, in others I felt I wasn't really supposed to laugh.  What did it all mean?

'Once upon a time in Japan, plump women were thought to be beautiful and to embody richness'... Underneath the ridiculousness of it all the piece aims to question ideals of beauty and normality, creating a world where there is no standard for these concepts.

It’s actually a good show.  The dancing (under the fat suits) is well choreographed and reflects both Western and traditional Japanese styles.  As with all small venues in Edinburgh’s Fringe it was much too hot (imagine how those poor girls feel) and the audience were literally sweating, though the girls showed no sign of strain despite the suits. The Japanese crew and cast giggled as shocked and bewildered viewers left... Fear audience participation...
©Ellie Fazan, 16th August 2004 - Published on EdinburghGuide.com
Runs until 21 August at 14.50.
Company - Trio los Romanticos and HOCUS POCUS Theatre Company.
Comany Email hocpoc@cool.plala.or.jp


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