BBC London Live March 2001
Seriously weird theatre company Shunt are back following their last very enjoyable foray into the bizarre, Tennis.
They’re currently working in a railway arch underneath London Bridge Station reviving this Edinburgh 2000 hit.
This time these anonymous performers have been inspired by the story of the amateur rugby team in the Andes in 1972.
A couple of months
later two survivors returned to face accusations of cannibalism.
The glorious thing about Shunt’s work is that it is pure theatre, you could not film it, it not work on the radio or in any other medium, you have to walk through it, live along with group of other equally bewildered strangers.
The recreation of the
plane crash, although drawn in necessarily broad-brush strokes, is truly
unsettling and what follows in the immediate aftermath is a genuinely breathtaking
Go and then bore your friends raving about it.