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Infinita

2nd Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

The Grand - Pleasance Courtyard

1:30pm

Suitable for all ages

Overview

After sell-out success of Hotel Paradiso and a five-star hit with Teatro Delusio, Germany's mask theatre masters return to the Fringe with their next brilliant, visual comedy.

In Infinita, a cast of irresistible, larger than life characters are seen both as warring children and as residents of an old people's home. The wily games of nursery one-upmanship seem hardly to change with the passage of time. Survival of the craftiest is still the rule of the day.

Infinita plays out in a succession of increasingly hilarious scenes, combining poignancy, astute observation and some superbly skilled slapstick.

Recommended 5+

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From perfectly executed slapstick – a particular glorious highlight sees three old men sitting on a bench trying to tune their radio – to sparsely lit gothic images, everything is precise. As if that weren’t enough, Infinita makes a profound point about music: that music, infinitely and undiscriminating, speaks to the soul. It doesn’t care if you’re a baby or in the shattering throes of dementia. It is eternal. In the animations long parades of people shuffle past in silhouette. Pensioners in wheelchairs; mourners at a funeral. All unwilling participants in that inexorable march. The show is a poignant and potent journey to the pearly gates that seems to say, before we get there, life’s quite a laugh, isn’t it?
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The Stage
You must not miss the Berlin-based Familie Flöz if you can help it—I nearly did. The theatre is buzzing, the family audience excited, involved, captivated. Talk about participation: they shout, clap, chuckle, guffaw, cheer, play ball (great rapport—a Slava Snowshow style descent into the stalls), and applaud a long happy curtain call.
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The British Theatre Guide

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