Participatory theatre is hard. Especially when the audience don’t want to play ball. But I remain to be convinced that relentless pestering, emotional blackmail and the odd physical shove onto the dancefloor is the answer.
Meyerhold was in search of a new kind of theatre; one that could widen its emotional potential to express new thoughts and ideas and reflect the times in which he was living.
The play does a great job putting the problems of today's multicultural London in perpsective, as each generation of immigrants eventually integrates into British life and then takes its turn oppressing the next.