James Thierrée & Compagnie du Hanneton – The Toad Knew, Sadler’s Wells 03/05/17

methodetimesprodwebbin38a470e8-6adb-11e6-998d-9617c077f056James Thierrée’s latest offering is an another polarising work from theatrical experimentalists Compagnie du Hanneton. Having previously presented work in London in 2007 and 2014, Thierrée and co are making their much anticipated return to Sadler’s Wells to intrigue and shock a fresh audience; it will certainly divide opinion.

Entitled The Toad Knew, it is impossible to pinpoint the piece as being about anything in particular at all, but this 90-minute show is oddly captivating once you accept its lack of narrative and that events simply occur as a stream of consciousness.

You need to let go early on and be content to go with the flow; “Perhaps foolish things can become meaningful,” Thierrée posits in the programme.

Until May 7th at Sadler’s Wells. First published on BroadwayWorld.com


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