November 29, 2013 Leave a comment
created by April de Angelis, Nessah Muthy and Wils Wilson
at the Royal Court Theatre, Thursday 28th November 2013
Let’s talk a bit about expectations.
For various reasons, Gastronauts is one of those shows about which you hear quite a lot before viewing, but not in a way that gives that much away. Before seeing it, for example, I’d heard the word “bugs” bandied about a few times, and the description of “a theatre adventure with food and music” threw up all sorts of exciting possibilities. The Guardian article about the show also discussed how the show would tackle food production and where our meals came from, whilst my previous experience of Wils Wilson’s work left me gagging for some exciting theatrics even though I wasn’t that keen on April de Angelis’ Jumpy.
Putting all those things together, I think what I expected what a spectacular theatre-cum-dining experience, where we would be forced to make ethical decisions about what was placed in front of us whilst discussing the issues with our fellow diners. I also expected to be frustrated or angered by decisions I or others made. Read more of this post