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SLAVA'S SNOW SHOW, KINGS THEATRE, GLASGOW, 07.11.17.

SLAVA'S Slow Show would have been more fitting for this mish mash of weird nonsense.

It was a journey into a dream-like state which came across more like the nightmares you would get having cheese before bedtime.

And considering it was aimed at children as well as adults some of the sketches were ill conceived.

The opening scene showed a clown placing a noose around his neck. Another clown was found at the end of the rope, with a noose around his neck. It was a very poor attempt at humour, especially in front of youngsters.

Some of the scenes were very dark and the one showing angels of death flitting across the stage terrified some of the kids.

Nothing in the production flowed. It was merely a series of unrelated sketches which, for the most part, were tediously slow and unfunny.

And while many reviewers have gushed over this eastern European offering, it could be a case of the Emperor's New Clothes - luvvies too afraid to say they didn't get it.

The "snow" of the title came in vast blasts of white confetti which buried the stalls in a swirling, blinding mass in a mad finale.

If watching someone hitting a balloon with a stick, sailing a pretend boat or walking slowly round a stage is your idea of a good night out, this is the ticket for you.

Run finishes tomorrow.

VIVIENNE AITKEN

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 10, 2017
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