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Poverty, body fluids and the necessity of television are all amongst – quite literally in this show – the rubbish. It’s as though playwright Edward Bond decided to take his infamous play ‘Saved’, stick a new title onto it and hope no one would notice. As two children struggle with their poverty-stricken lives, powerful imagery is conjured – but whilst Bond’s play stays along the lines of the appalling but believable, ‘Debris’ crosses this line into shocking for shocking’s sake. That’s not to say that there aren’t some moments of great acting, just that, for having similar themes to a play way back from the 60s, it’s a shame that nothing new has been added.
Zoo Roxy, 5 – 29 Aug (alternate dates), 3.00pm (4.10pm), £5.00 – £8.00, fpp255.
tw rating 3/5